He is Risen
Birds sang their boisterous and uninhibited praises
as distant street lights shimmered
with excited anticipation.
who kept vigil during our sleep
prepared to bow below a western horizon
of royal blue.
To the east
where earth and sky meet
a soft azure canvass was glowing gold
in great expectation.
From Shaunie’s New Testament –
the one he used to study for his O’Level exam in 1971 –
five years before his untimely death,
“Why look among the dead for someone who is alive? He is not here; he has risen.” (Luke 24:5)
As I read the Gospel accounts of Christ’s Resurrection
Brother Sun burst forth upon the earth
dispelling the darkness and banishing despair.
My heart sang its own song of praise with nature.
Christ is risen on the Star of Life.
Death is no more.
Thank you God for this holy morning
of eternal hope and great joy.
- Easter Sunday 2009