Friday, April 2, 2010

Stumbling back to Bethlehem

Will this year be different?
When we rise
on Easter morning,
will the tomb
at last
be empty?
Will all the things
that deaden our lives --
the hate, the anger,
brutality and scorn;
acquisition and control,
everything that augments
our separation from each other
and from You --
will all those chains
that weigh down the cross
be dissolved, and released?
Will there -- at last -- be light?
Or will we have to sigh again,
slide the rock back over the door
and stumble back to Bethlehem to wait?

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1 comment:

Maureen said...

I count on the light, knowing there are shadows still.