“Our” Holiday

Streets are empty,
so I feel strong
in my isolation,
courageous,
but I should be with family.

How does one celebrate a resurrection?
Merely another birthday party?
It should be more,
or different.

Some may not feel comfortable
looking to be in the wrong century,
driving the right car that is so wrong.

I mow the lawn and the terrible dust
ruins the sheen on the Toyota
driven by the man with Parkinson’s
who would have rather stayed home,
it is clear, and I wonder
why they let him drive

and feel compelled to be grateful
through my muddy fog, not
understanding resurrection.
I know it won’t happen
to me, but I’ll have some ham.

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  1. #1 by adamfromnorway on April 9, 2012 - 3:53 am

    Good stuff, Carl! Keep it coming.

    • #2 by Carl on April 9, 2012 - 8:21 pm

      Thank you for visiting and thanks for your comment. It is more strengthening than you might imagine.

  2. #3 by Carl D'Agostino on April 9, 2012 - 3:39 pm

    My theology: The Resurrection is not an isolated event in time for one person. It is a dynamic available for each of us if we accept the healing invitation which will enable us to rise above physical and mental afflictions and addictions. We become participants, not ere observers. I am considered quite a heretic as to what I think the rest of it meas but that’s another question.

    • #4 by Carl on April 9, 2012 - 8:22 pm

      I needed some of your theology today. Thanks, Carl!

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