Challenge of the Tunnel
Author: marshalg

Chapter 2
Easter in Reminiscence


Tangentially the Easter thing

Is lost to most at large.

Hot cross buns and chocolate eggs

And sleep in’s lead the charge

To  a relaxed, lazy holiday

Spent down by the beach,

With a shady spot, a novel

And a cold pint within reach.


Diminished are the heavy tomes,

Forgotten are the lobes

Of red religiosity’s

Ancient Catholic robes.

Christ is relegated

To the dusty shelves of past

And the priesthood, in reality,

Knew the ruse would never last.


The spangle of the modern world

The instant-ness of now,

The charging pace of living

Paint  the GET God’s Holy cow.

The sacrements, the sacrifice

The Cross atop the peak

Are lost to relegation

And of this, we shall not speak.


Just bathe yourself in sunshine

Relax in balmy air,

Enjoy the feel of Easter

With the laughter everywhere.

With the little children munching

On their gawdy chocolate feast

And the distant sound of church bells

…Reminiscent, in the east.



@the Coalface

Victoria Park Tunnel

Good Friday, 2nd April 2010



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