Posts Tagged ‘Easter’


“Peace in our time” –certainly wasn’t
“The pound in your pocket” –suddenly was only 86p
“Every child a wanted child” – is still not true
“Homes fit for heroes” – weren’t
“Work-life balance” – remains unbalanced
“I do” – becomes “for now”
“Low fat” – ha ha, means more sugar instead.



Peace In Our Time

So much noise and anger,
passive aggression,
or simply aggression.

Oh, for a quiet compromise.
Does it really matter, that matter
that issue, that principle?
Should it cost
me my job, my marriage, my life?

Jesus and Pilate

Resurrection power – an empty tomb. Oh yes
Bereavement loss – an empty bed. Oh no.
Miraculous healings –yes please.
Creeping Alzheimer’s – no thanks.
Connecting with friends – my likes up
Betrayed with a kiss – more than your account will be closed.
Reunions by the Garden Tomb – how picturesque
Gang stabbing in Peckham – less picturesque
Easter Sunday’s gone, but what about Good Friday?


Jesus & Chief Priest

Palm Sunday: Big City Crowd Look For The New

Hip hip hooray.
Scream, yell, cheer this country preacher
Put out all palms, we like the new.
To shake up the Old Order
Jesus needs to be helped.


Good Friday in Trafalgar Square. The crowds were there. The photographers were there, creeping about and blocking our views. “Ooooooooooh, it’s a miracle – I want that picture!” “Aaaaaargh, a man being nailed alive to a piece of timber – better still. Better pic. More colour!” No worries – Mary of Nazareth won’t be giving evidence at the Levenson Enquiry.

The camera men, the crowds, all added to a sense of … reality. I was struck how vivid the whole Holy Week story is. It has real drama. It tells not only a divine story but also a very human one too. Atheists, agnostics and believers can all get something from it, if they so wish.