• go tell the others

    by  • April 21, 2019 • poetry, resurrection • 4 Comments

    tell the others

    on a hillside of tombs
    only one stone was moved
    life surrounded by death
    which is how it feels

    this morning with news
    of “coordinated bombings”
    (should that be a phrase)
    christ is risen, yes

    and we are dying
    both things are true
    we have to live with that
    we have to live with death

    mary saw the empty tomb
    and was not relieved
    until she saw the one
    who called her by name

    here among the ruins you call
    my name and I’ll call yours
    in coordinated compassion
    (that’s a phrase we can live with)

    death is sure christ is risen
    we are named by a love
    stronger than death and bombs
    that will have to do



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    4 Responses to go tell the others

    1. Patty
      April 21, 2019 at 8:11 am


    2. Suzanne Cate
      April 21, 2019 at 8:29 am

      Let us continue to shout hallelujah amid it all!

    3. Marty M Morris
      April 21, 2019 at 9:01 am

      He is risen indeed!

    4. Leah King
      April 21, 2019 at 9:47 am

      Alas! and Alleluia!

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