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Poems by Robert Hawkins

30 Pieces of Silver
I had been working on a different Easter poem for a couple of weeks and not getting anywhere. The phrase, "30 Pieces of Silver", came to mind and this poem was written in hours. "When Judas saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse."

Job 36 • Like Cattle Announcing a Squall
I didn't have a title for this poem until I finally came across the very last verse. "He fills his hands with lightning and commands it to strike its mark. His thunder announces the coming storm; even the cattle make known its approach." Job 36:32-33

In the Shadow of the Cross first in poetry contest
This is still one of my faves — Easter or otherwise.

Psalm 29 finalist in poetry contest
Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his a holiness. The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory . . . Ps 29:1-3a

Job 28 • Got Wisdom? first in poetry contest
Surely there is a mine for silver, and a place for gold that they refine. Iron is taken out of the earth, and copper is smelted from the ore. Man puts an end to darkness and searches out to the farthest limit the ore in gloom and deep darkness Job 28:1-3

Psalm 27 second in poetry contest
I love what it says in Psalm 27:8: My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.”

The Nativity first in poetry contest
When the angels had left them ... the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the m

Agnus Dei
In 2018, I heard for the first time in my life how lambs were born and bred in Bethlehem; how the unblemished ones for singled out and swaddled; were later sacrificed, and shed their blood in Jerusalem for the sins of the people. Google it. Amazing!

The Road to Bethlehem
Beginning in 1980, I wrote 25 Christmas poems over the course of the next 27 years. It was my (nearly) annual tradition. Then, I stopped! Twelve years later, after being VERY convicted for ignoring God's gift to me, this was my Christmas poem for 2017.