Seeing Anew

Source: churchofchristarticles.com
They raced
breathless with anticipation
in the cool morning air.
The narrative was unfolding
with each step
as the trees whispered
in the light wind.

They who slept in the garden
and ran from the rabble rousers
were now wide awake with wonder.
The beloved, younger in years
outstripped the other
and gulped in silence
at the empty tomb.

Time stopped short.
His eyes met linen
gently dropped
in a state of grace.

A speechless question
hung on both their lips
till light exploded
in eyes once dimmed by doubt.

He had risen
as he said,
and the great mystery
now a melody of love
left an imprint
floating between
the visible and the invisible.

The stone that locked me in
moved away
willing me to die to self
as I rose in Easter glory.

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

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8 Comments
  • Sylvia Lee
    Posted at 09:32h, 28 April Reply

    Thanks for sharing the Easter glory, Viola !
    May the Risen Lord be with us all during this trying time.
    Happy Easter !

  • Bonnie azevedo
    Posted at 13:37h, 28 April Reply

    Thanks for sharing this article Viola
    With all that’s going around us only the risen Lord can be with us.
    Beautifully written. God bless.

  • Ana. Maria
    Posted at 13:39h, 28 April Reply

    He is risen!!! We are his beloved!
    A speechless question hangs on my lips!
    What a joy! To live with
    Have I done enough to deserve this???
    Everyday I Will have to answer this!
    Thank you my dear Viola
    to have written this!
    God bless your talent and generosity
    In sharing with us
    Ana Maria

  • Doreen Pinto
    Posted at 23:00h, 28 April Reply

    Beautifully written Viola. May the life and death of our Lord Jesus Christ become the model and motivation for our own life and self-giving.
    God Bless.
    Doreen

  • Ralph Pais
    Posted at 03:34h, 29 April Reply

    Beautifully put. Got this from Robin. Ralph Pais

  • Orlando Francis Fernandes
    Posted at 11:44h, 29 April Reply

    Beutifully written, as always. Thank you for sharing Viola.

  • Janet Tam
    Posted at 14:33h, 29 April Reply

    “A speechless question
    hung on both their lips
    till light exploded
    in eyes once dimmed by doubt.”

    So beautifully written. Always a pleasure to read your poems, Voila.
    Praying for my eyes to be opened and see the light….exploding….with God’s grace.

  • Linda Rego
    Posted at 20:24h, 29 April Reply

    Your writings are always so inspiring Viola. Thanks for keeping it going.! Love to you.

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