Easter Sunday (2021)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

I TRIED to write one of those un-rhymey poems that some people prefer. I just didn’t have it in me today


Easter Sunday (2021)


Up early

Received a song

In my native tongue 

From a foreign land


A child’s hallelujah 

Had me drowning in tears

Why I don’t even 

Really understand


Early awakened 

Clearly shaken 

I opened up the hollow 

Of Easter morning 


By noon 

I’m back under covers

Emotions on a holy day

Affect without warning 


Hiding in

The beat of memories 

Of music videos 

From a century past


With each refrain 

I experience pain

Wondering how much longer

I am going to last


Not that it matters 

I believe I’ve made my peace

For whatever that

May be worth 


It’s as clear

As this foggy day

That I’m nearer my death 

Than I am to my birth 


I’ve soared

And I’ve fallen 

But I’ve answered my call

And done what I can to heal


All things

Come to an end

So I ask you my friend 

Is it power

Or is it love

That is real



04 April 2021

Submitted: April 04, 2021

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Gloria Dale

I admire your rhyme scheme and I, myself, can't or don't like to write a poem that doesn't rhyme.

Sun, April 4th, 2021 7:19pm


I’m no Robert Service, but he wrote epic rhymes. I’m told that Booksie contest judges look more favorably on free verse...and if that’s their preference, God bless ‘em. But I don’t believe I’ll be entering anymore online poetry slams.

Mon, April 19th, 2021 4:14am

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