Honouring The Departed

QingMing Festival 2018

Paper money, paper house
Paper gold and paper blouse
Burn them for ancestors dear
Dead but somehow always near

Photo: A large Chinese cemetery located on a hill near Choa Chu Kang, Singapore.
Photo credits: ‘Garden of Memories‘ by William Cho used under CC BY-SA 2.0

 

Hope From The Grave

The Lord has risen. Happy Easter 2018 🙂

At the Sabbath’s end,
In the early dawn
A great earthquake shook
In the early morn

Down, an angel came
Rolled the stone away
The tomb which once sealed
Now empty for display

The tomb keepers trembled,
Fell down like dead men,
Who knows if they ever
Got up again

The angel spoke clear
“Fear not,” he said
“Christ whom you seek
Has risen from the dead”

Photo credit: “Easter Morning 07” by Waiting For The Word used under CC BY

 

Mercy On A Tree

Good Friday 2018

Down in the city,
A commotion; a loss
A man was betrayed,
Was hung on a cross

He was accused
Of crimes aplenty
With no evidence
To find him guilty

He healed the sick,
Raised the dead
Yet “Crucify him!”
Was all they said

There on the cross
The lamb was slain
To show us how
To love again

The Lord Provides

In the cold silence of the night
A single boat floats out to sea
The moon glows full and bright
So it’s not so hard to see

A man casts his net down
And prays for fish aplenty,
Then the water yields a mighty catch
Counting more than twenty

Soon, the waves begin to echo
The seabirds begin to cry
It’s time to make his journey home
Where the land is dry

He pulls his loaded boat to shore
To meets his wife’s embrace,
Then he takes the fishes up the path
To the marketplace

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This poem was submitted as an entry for the Word Play – March 2018 Contest on Wattpad. It is a fun poetry contest organized by the Poets Pub. If you liked it, please give it a vote on the contest page and don’t forget to support the other poems there that you like.

If anyone is interested in participating, the contest is open for submissions until March 31st 2018. It is completely free. Thank you and have a good day. 🙂