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12 Haiku to Remember the Disciples

Martyrs for the Kingdom

By Rowan Finley Published 2 months ago 1 min read
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Peter, outspoken

A strong voice for the Kingdom

On the Rock he stood

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Andrew knew the way

That John the Baptist set first

Quietly bold one

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James, brother of John

Saw the transfiguration

First to lose his head

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John, he shared God's love

Always close to Lord Jesus

Exiled to Patmos

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Philip, crucified

He was known by his Greek name


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Nathanael, chosen

Came from Galilee, he did

Sadly beheaded

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Matthew, taxes kept

At first, until Jesus came

Wrote the first gospel

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Thomas doubted some

But devoted to Jesus

Was not left behind

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James, Alphaeus's son

Supported those around him

Little about him

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Simon the Zealot

Amazing passion and grit

Had fierce loyalties

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Judas, son of James

Also, known as Jude, he was

Went to Edessa

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Judas, betrayed Him

Thirty pieces of silver

Satan entered him

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About the Creator

Rowan Finley

Father. Academic Advisor. Musician. Writer. Aspiring licensed mental health counselor. My real name is Jesse Balogh.

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  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    Great poem!

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