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“Death Hung in the Air” A Poem for Easter

by | Apr 16, 2022 | News, The Written Word

Death hung heavy in
the air
waiting like a bride
for her groom
But there would be no
bringing together
this day

No, this would be a
day of separation-
a divine unbinding-
A wedge was now
driven between
was never to be

Darkness was his companion
for three days
while all Creation held
its breath
wondering what was
to be the meaning
of this pause

He stepped into the light
and picked death
from the air like
a child plucking an
apple from a tree
and he smiled

Being the child he was of
a proud father
he raised his nail scarred
hands to the sun
and breathed deeply
fresh new life

It would be called “Resurrection”
but for now it was
the first day of a
new beginning
for him and
for you

Dr. Jody Seymour

Jody Seymour retired after serving Davidson United Methodist Church as Senior Pastor for 13 years and being a pastor for forty-six years in the Western North Carolina Conference. He is the author of six books and resides just outside of Davidson with his wife, Betsy.

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