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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