Day 32

Struggle for normalcy.
Grasp for ordinary.
Such are the days now.
The unspoken words on all lips,
“When will the storm break?”

When will we crawl above ground
and survey the damage?

It’s Easter.
Most think of bunnies and searching for eggs.
I think of the empty tomb and the hope that is suppose to bring.
I always supposed that on that day, magic happened,
and the world was saved on that day.

Most likely not.
His followers still had to hide.
Fear ruled while the words, “He has risen,” slowly spread.
The hope seen in the story
2,000 years in the making.

Each day a new bit of hope slips into my daily reading.
A test, a drug, a statistic.
Fragment of hope.

I don’t remember when it started, but
years, maybe decades ago on Easter Sunday,
an old friend always emails or texts me the words, “He has risen.”
I always give the hopeful reply, “He has risen indeed.”
Some years I send the words first.
Two old Christians sharing the ancient infinite story in just seven words.

When will there be seven words for day 32?

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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23 Responses to Day 32

  1. When indeed. The phrase I cling to is “This too shall pass.”

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  2. Glad you and your friend haven’t given up that tradition.

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  3. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    Hope you and your family are fine. Take care. Regards

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  4. Happy Belated Easter Andrew! It’s difficult. But as a cancer survivor, I know you can do difficult because you’ve done it before! “For you Oh Lord are my hope, my trust, Oh Lord from my youth.” Psalm 71:5

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  5. sandomina says:

    Happy Easter Andrew. It’s been a long time, hope you are doing good, and looking after the needy, in these stressful times.

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  6. Christi says:

    Sometimes hope seems foolish, and that’s when we need it most. He is risen indeed, and so shall we.
    Nicely worded, Andrew.

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  7. Thoughtful words for an historic event, Andrew.

    I have to go to the dentist today. My tooth broke. Yikes.

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  8. Terry says:

    Optimistic with a touch of cynicism.

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  9. A wonderful poem, Andrew. He has risen indeed and nothing, not even us being locked down, a pandemic, or anything else can stop us from celebrating our risen Lord. ❤

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    • I’d like to think that these times will remind Christians, what it was like for the early church and that they’d realize that faith is more important than brass bands for Easter service.

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  10. shankjoejoe says:

    He has risen! ❤️

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  11. A great poem, Andrew, thanks for sharing.

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