Evil’s party (guest list)

18 Apr


Evil’s Party (guest list)

(after Mark 15)

Sir Accusation
Miss Envy
Madame Bloodthirst (she usually brings a crowd)
Count Rebellion & his brother Murderer
Governor People-Pleaser
The triplets Mockery, Teasing & Making Sport
Mr. Violence & sons Hitting
Spitting, Scourging and Crucifying
Misses Gambling & Greed
Sir Sarcasm & Lady Reviling
Lord Blasphemy
Queen Death
Prince of Darkness

© 2014 – Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)


Those who are of the Christian faith remember Jesus’ death on the cross today–the day we call Good Friday. I wrote this poem some years ago after reading the account of Jesus’ passion from Mark 15.

Poetry Friday LogoIt is linked to Poetry Friday–hosted today by haiku queen herself, Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge.


Posted by on April 18, 2014 in Poetry Friday, Religious


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13 responses to “Evil’s party (guest list)

  1. c van gorkom

    April 18, 2014 at 8:26 am

    And that is the party we all attended.


  2. margaretsmn

    April 18, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Yes, today is the day to remember that evil party. I always find this day to be peaceful and full of promise, too.


    • Violet Nesdoly

      April 18, 2014 at 8:52 am

      Yes Margaret. It’s so wonderful to know the rest of the story.


  3. haitiruth

    April 18, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Thanks for this, and it was pretty amazing to see we both shared the same song today! (Thanks for the link to your other blog. I will definitely visit again.)


    • Violet Nesdoly

      April 18, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks Ruth! I was so pleased when I saw that song quoted in your post. (I went on itunes some months back and downloaded several albums of Andrew Peterson’s. His songs were my buffer during some of the nasty hours recovering from my recent surgery. His lyrics are full of wonderful poetry.)


  4. Robyn Hood Black

    April 18, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Such an interesting treatment of this familiar and somber story, Violet – thank you for sharing.
    And wishing you and yours a lovely Easter.


  5. Linda Baie

    April 18, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Thank you for commemorating this day in your unique way, Violet. Happy Easter to you and your family.


  6. maryleehahn

    April 19, 2014 at 5:51 am

    A low, dark moment, followed, thankfully, by Light and Hope.


    • Violet Nesdoly

      April 21, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      Thank you, Robyn, Linda & Mary Lee! I hope you all had a happy Easter!


  7. Becky Shillington

    April 21, 2014 at 10:56 am

    This is a stunning poem, Violet. You really captured the mood of the day perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing this.


    • Violet Nesdoly

      April 21, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Thank you so much, Becky! It’s always a challenge to write about these kinds of familiar events that other writers have written about so well.


  8. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes

    April 22, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Quite a powerful poem, Violet. Well done!



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