When Easter Comes
by James Cucinella

As buds burst forth from grey
and garden shoots poke through
     the sod,
so Easter comes gently into
     our lives,
like a whispered message from
renewing our spirits, restoring
     our hopes,
revising our theories of how
     aims are achieved.
Easter brings us this
to believe more than we have
     yet believed,
to plant fresh stars in the sky
and to leave our sorrows and
     failures behind
so Christ can reign in our

©1989 James Cucinella

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