Poetic Wednesday

  • yellow and pink dyed eggs  – not so important

    jelly beans  – not important

    chocolate bunnies  – not important

    bunny rabbits and Easter baskets – not so important

    dressing to impress in overpriced suits  – not important

    crowded church pews filled with parishioners claiming a desire to spend time with Jesus

    when really what they dressed up for was the fashion show – not important

    frowned faces because we don’t want to give up a seat to a neighbor – not important

    White House Easter Egg Roll –  nope, not important

    there will be 

    no crowded malls for overspending

    no parking lots where we ignore parking inside designated lines

    no high heel shoes or spanx to squeeze into

    no purchasing of ribbons and barrettes that pretty little girls cringe to wear

    no purchasing of bow ties handsome little boys wonder why!!!

    no rush to the grocery store to spread our table with a lavished meal 

    while the homeless blocks away wonder where their next meal will come from

    nope, there will be no over crowded restaurants

    and no leftovers to throw away

    no, not this year 

    because silence reigns

    the humans are inside and the earth is silent

    the idols are being dismantled

    this Easter 

    Resurrection Sunday

    the day set aside to remember

    what Jesus did for every living soul

    His broken body, His shed blood

    His 33 years of human form existence

    His “there are no words to fully describe” love

    His amazing grace and mercy

    will trump

    this Easter

    because silence reigns

    the humans are inside and the earth is silent

    the idols are being dismantled

    Hallelujah! The Savior of His World reigns! Happy Resurrection Sunday.

    Written by Angela Riddick, Believer and Poet. All published work is protected by copyright, April 2020.

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