Born Again

The sealed stone rolled away
and glory burst forth
in prisms of light
dancing in the morning air.
The grey of yesterday
faded fast
in the splendor of today.

She stood silent in grief
searching for the anointed one,
while her tears fell softly
interrupted by a question
“Why are you weeping?”
And then it happened,
“Mary” came the call
and new vision flooded in
as she cried, “Rabbouni.”
Master and disciple
met in an encounter of
sorrow turned to joy.

The rejected one
now the chosen one
ran with wild news
to those clustered in fear,
and euphoria filled all
as they rose with
their Lord and Savior,
who broke the bonds
of death and destruction
in the greatest love story
ever told.

The tomb like silence of Saturday
erupted in a crescendo of sound,
for creation was born anew
in a garden heralding Spring
skipping into new life.

Viola Athaide is a student in the Windows of Theology program at Regis College, Toronto. She currently teaches Scripture at her local parish church.

  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 01:10h, 11 July Reply

    Thank you Viola!

  • Tonis Kilp
    Posted at 10:09h, 11 July Reply

    Beautiful it is so elegant and moving thank you so much for sharing, many blessings to you and your loved ones, tonis and silvia

  • Sylvia Lee
    Posted at 07:26h, 12 July Reply

    Indeed, it’s the greatest love story ever told. Thanks for sharing your beautiful poem.

    Sylvia Lee

  • Rita Coutinho
    Posted at 12:00h, 12 July Reply

    Very beautifully expressed, Viola, the first Easter morning when Master and disciple met in an encounter of sorrow turned to joy. Thank you and the Holy Spirit for inspiring you to compose poems of such beauty and imagery.


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