by Monty Edwards
Easter’s not about a bunny ,
Nor the eggs in shops you’ll see
Wrapped in foil with shells of chocolate:
Mostly empty , you’ll agree.
Easter’s all about a Saviour:
One who died and rose again;
Paid a price to bring us freedom;
Lives for evermore to reign.
We can leave our guilt behind us.
Jesus bore it on his cross.
Start again, and grateful serve him,
Rescued from eternal loss.
Ours is wisdom to obey him:
He alone our rightful King;
This is lasting satisfaction
Chocolate eggs can never bring.
- Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #12
Author comment: Amid today’s crass commercialism, the poem attempts to remind readers of Easter’s original meaning and significance which remain important to millions the world over.