Easter

Easter

A Poem by Jennie Baron
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A few thoughts I threw together as I celebrated Easter yesterday

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I sat in church this Easter morning feeling exultant,

Full of  joy and peace.

I rejoiced at every “alleluia”

Thinking of the One whose death conquered death.

 

And I accepted the symbols of His body and blood

As He told us to do to remember Him,

Knowing I was worthy to do so only by His grace.

 

The choir, the organ, the brass, the bells,

All the glorious music

Warmed my heart, set it soaring.

 

Perhaps I’m better with words than some,

Yet I had none for this feeling

That didn’t seem old and trite.

Who would comprehend anyway?

People misunderstand His words so badly.

 

Yet I was overflowing with emotion

That I wanted to articulate

And I prayed that somehow I’d find a way.

 

Then the answer came to me:

“Just live the way He taught us,

Keeping love in mind above all.

You’ll need no words at all

For everyone to see Him in you.”


© 2014 Jennie Baron



Author's Note

Jennie Baron
Faith and religion are a departure for me in my poetry (although not fiction) but an important part of my life, so I welcome opinions on this. It was a spur-of-the moment kind of thing...Any suggestions for changes? Is this worth leaving up?

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I really liked this poem, since Easter is my favorite holiday.

One line I would suggest revising or taking out entirely is "People misunderstand His words so badly." While this is a true statement, I feel it doesn't really fit with the rest of the poem. Maybe this phrase would be best explored in another poem?

Posted 11 Months Ago


Jennie Baron

11 Months Ago

Good point, I'll seriously consider that... and thanks again for reading.
The answer to the ultimate question is both easy and hard… A great poem of spiritual enlightenment.

And as Savatage sang "So what can I tell you, life's the length of this play. Perhaps God gave the answers to those with nothing to say."

Posted 3 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

3 Years Ago

This was my first year as a Methodist and I actually wrote an Easter poem of enlightenment myself.
Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

No kidding! I was a longtime Methodist and they're not that far apart. Did you publish that poem h.. read more
The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

3 Years Ago

Yes I did actually… I can send a read request if you wanna read it.
Funny I have gotten a fe.. read more
It was a lovely and uplifting read, not just for this Sunday, but for every day.

Beccy.



Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

Thanks for the kind word, Beccy! Much appreciated.
I think you've captured this so beautifully Jennie.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

I truly appreciate the kind word from someone who is such a wonderful poet in her own right. Thanks.. read more
Matching Socks

3 Years Ago

You're welcome Jennie.
I love this. Easter is the most important Christian holiday (contrary to popular belief it is not Christmas) and you have eloquently captured this here.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

Glad you like it. Got enough good response that obviously I decided to leave it up. Easter is defi.. read more
"Then the answer came to me:
“Just live the way He taught us,
Keeping love in mind above all.
You’ll need no words at all
For everyone to see Him in you.” I can really relate to this poem and I love it. I'm so glad you shared it. My son has autism and doesn't do well in crowds and loud noise so we haven't been to church in years. I miss it so much and you portrayed a very nice picture here. We do watch church on TV but it's not the same and I don't get do partake in communion. Thanks for giving me a little glimpse here of something that I miss so much.


Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

You're very welcome, ma'am!
This poem really celebrates the spirit of easter. I have actually never read a poem on easter before. Most people generally write about christmas or Halloween. The 3rd line of the first stanza is simply epic. "Thinking of the One whose death conquered death.".
I do agree with you, people have misunderstood His words so many times, which leads to their doubts in His very existence. Only recently, I met a woman on writer's café who compared gays to the evil serpent and wanted them to move to the pits of Australia( she referred to the country as the underworld) . She firmly believed that this was god's will. I abhor people who twist His words to carry out their own businesses.

I really enjoyed this poem. It speaks volumes to me. Thank you for this lovely poem, ma'am.



Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

You are very welcome indeed, ma'am.
This is very touching and I know what you mean. Faith is huge a concept but at the same time such a simple one that most just don't get. It is not a science, it is from within. When I take communion I cry every single time, it takes my breath away, my heart is full of warmth, the hymns wrap around me like warm blanket. It is beautiful and so hard to express so I think that is why it brings tears to my eyes, all that emotion has to work its way out somehow so I get teary eyed. Your poem brought all that emotion up, so you did something right with this piece. I love it Jennie! Excellent. :))

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

Much appreciated, Patricia! You express exactly what I was trying to and it's so gratifying when so.. read more
Patricia

3 Years Ago

You are welcome sweetie :)
Very nicely done. Felt your delivery was right on the mark. Enjoyed it much!

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. It's always appreciated. I'm gratified .. read more

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