One Moment (Reprise)


One moment at the height of popularity
The next moment cries of hatred
Raising the level of barbarity
Beaten, abused, and degraded

One moment twelve men at his side
The next moment betrayed and arrested
Facing the priests and three times denied
None of the charges he contested

One moment people hanging on every word
The next moment hanging Him on a cross
With every hammer strike incurred
He steps closer to victory through loss

One moment lying in the tomb
The next moment risen and alive
The goal from before Mary’s womb
Now we will live because He died

Composition Date: March 10, 2014

Holli’s Notes: This is the matching poem to One Moment from Christmas. I think I am developing a “style” all my own in writing matching pairs for Christmas and Easter. That thought makes me very happy.


About Holli Swank

Holli Swank has been writing for more than twenty years and finds great joy in sharing her deep faith in God through her poems. She is the mother of three children and has been married for almost 18 years. She also loves spending time with her two cats. Holli was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in mid-2013, giving her a unique perspective for her poetry.