National Poetry Writing Month 2018 Poem #1
Dressed in their best clothes,
Children are herded to church.
The carefully smoothed dresses
become rumbled messes of fabric.
Boys tug at their tight bow-ties.
Thoughts of adventure and candy
Fill their young minds as they
Anticipate the Easter Hunt awaiting
Them at home after the service.
Adults keep track of the egg’s
Hiding places while signing worship
Led by the over-practiced choir.
Those coerced into preparing meals
Run through their checklists and
Hope they didn’t forget anything
Since all the stores are closed today.
The sermon begins and everyone
Listens for a few minutes before
Being distracted once again.
Guilt sets in as they realize Easter
Is a special day and should be
Celebrated as such with the right
Heart and mindset of remembrance.
Our Savior’s sacrifice should be
Thought of more than simply
Once per year on Easter Sunday;
Jesus’ Crucifixion should remain
Ever-present in our souls and
Guiding our thoughts and actions.
Our sins have been forgiven!
We don’t have to live in fear of
The evils of this wicked world.
The Heavenly Father sent his Son
Because he loved us so much and
Wanted to give us the gift of
Eternal Life with him in paradise.
So even when we forget to praise Him,
He is still faithful and desires us.
But don’t forget to thank Him for
The blessings He has bestowed to you,
For that is when you keep your heart
In the right place and have the correct
Perspective to guide your daily life.
And once you’ve accepted His gift,
Remember to pass along to your
Loved ones how they can also
Enjoy His perfect, enduing grace.