I love to write in rhyming verse, and I wrote this little poem as a tribute to my mother. It reminds me of all the Easter Sundays my sisters, brother and I shared when we were kids. Mom made a big deal out of Easter and it was always such a special day. I remember how sad I was when it was time to get dressed for church and leave the Easter baskets behind...and what fun it was to come back home and gorge on chocolate!
Hop, Hop, Hop
Shop, Shop Shop!
Chocolate rabbits, Peeps and grass
Transport through the looking glass
Easter magic for a child
Look of wonder, face beguiled
Jellybeans and Easter eggs
Hide behind the table legs
Under couches, desks and chairs
Look around, they’re everywhere!
When the sweets have all been found
Church bells summon and resound
Dressed up in our Easter best
Off we go in frills and vest
To sing the praise and mourn the loss
Of He who died upon the cross
Who three days later, rose again
And cleansed us of our earthly sins
Thank you, God for Easter fun
And sending us your only Son