When Easter Comes
by James Cucinella

As buds burst forth from grey
     branches
and garden shoots poke through
     the sod,
so Easter comes gently into
     our lives,
like a whispered message from
     God-
renewing our spirits, restoring
     our hopes,
revising our theories of how
     aims are achieved.
Easter brings us this
     challenge:
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
     hearts.



©1989 James Cucinella


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