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Latorial Faison was born & raised in Courtland, VA. She’s authored & edited 14 books. Her titles include Mother to Son, Love Poems, 28 Days of Poetry Celebrating Black History, Volumes 1-3, 100 Poems You Can Write, Secrets of My Soul, Immaculate Perceptions, Kendall's Golf Lesson & two junior writing anthologies. Faison attended UVA & completed graduate studies at VA TECH; she's a doctoral candidate at Virginia State University. Her writing has been selected for publication in Artemis Journal, PENUMBRA, HaikUniverse, Virginia's Best Emerging Poets, RHINO, Typishly Literary Magazine, Southern Poetry Anthology IX, Prairie Schooner, About Place Journal, Crab Orchard Review, Mandala Journal, Southern Women's Review, Deep South Magazine, The Chattahoochee Review, Obsidian, Chickenbones, Typehouse & elsewhere. A 2019 Furious Flower Poetry Center fellow, Faison is a recipient of the Tom Howard Poetry Prize. Her writing has been published alongside Iyanla Vanzant, Danny Glover & Dr. Cornel West in the NAACP Image Award winning book Keeping the Faith. She teaches at Virginia State University. Her official website:

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Resurrection

Close your eyes, come go with me
To a remarkable place, Mount Calvary
Feel the hatred that was displayed
In a world that by His hand was made

Envision them mocking our Lord
As “King of the Jews” with a crown of thorns
The Son of God hanging way up high
On a rugged cross beneath the sky

See the blood come streaming down
Feel His pain, hear the sounds
The Christ’s last words upon the cross
They live forever to save the lost

Through the passion of that final hour
He took the blame that was really ours
Now stand we here, at the foot of the Cross
Where the Savior paid the absolute cost

Right then and there, our Lamb, the Christ
Was accepted by God as the ultimate sacrifice
The true Messiah who had walked this earth
He put on humanity through a Virgin birth

There on Calvary, the hour had come
He said “It is finished” so it was done
Redeeming us, He paid our debt
Now at the right hand of God our Redeemer sits

He rose three days later, to the surprise of man
Got up from the grave with all power in His hand
Power over Heaven, power over earth
That same power that ordained His birth.

It was there, at Calvary, where a Son was crucified
Who so loved the world that for it He died
In Him is life, the truth, and the way
Though He died, He lives this Resurrection Day

Copyrighted April 2006 Latorial D. Faison |

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