A Woman's Voice

SPIRITUAL SATURDAY ~ Do Angels Cry ~ April 9, 2011 by Charles Betts


I wonder if the angels cried

The day the Lord was crucified

And they were told to step aside

He must be left alone


They watched the Roman soldiers kill

The Son of God and His blood spill

They knew it was the Fathers will

Man’s sin to atone


They saw sweet Mary so torn apart

The secrets kept from the very start

Today, ripped from her broken heart

Did it have to be this way?


Did they recall the starry night

When shepherds watched by firelight

As they were all arrayed in white

And made the heavens ring?


In their hands they held the star

That guided wise men from afar

To where the babe and mother are

Such precious gifts they bring


The shepherds ran throughout the town

Asking where He could be found

They spread the message all around

The king was born today


They watched the baby as He lay

Beside His mother in the hay

People came, their respect to pay

But no one brought a crown 


Angels watched as He played and ran

And interacted with fallen man

The way the father had it planned

To show the world His love


Now they stood back in untold waves

They wanted so to go and save

Him from going to the borrowed grave

Oh they loved Him so


They also watched as disciples fled

Afraid, ashamed as Jesus bled

From the thorns that pierced His head

At last He had His crown


As He cried out from untold pain

About to die from all the strain

Was it angel tears that made it rain

I wonder if they cried?


A Poem By Charles Betts

Nov. 18, 2005 iHis

Thank-you Charles for this second poem in the series of Easter Poems you’ve shared with us.


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  1. Peter Black said,

    Dolores, Charles has again brought a special touch and thought-provoking meditative angle to the pre-Easter season in this lovely poem.
    Thank you — both!

    • Thank you Peter. I am especially pleased that I have the opportunity to showcase Charles’ talents. Blessings to you and May and thanks for your support.

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