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by Tinker
Rated: E · Poetry · Dark · #2188860
I just couldn't let the events of this Easter Sunday pass without writing about them.
Slaughtered Lambs

Easter bunnies
          and little lambs
compliment this Holy Day,
but this morning, headlines,
          "Hundreds Dead
          or Injured in Sri Lanka"
mocked it.

Toppled Easter Lillys,
flowers crushed,
a broken statue of Our Lady,
littered sanctuary,
earlier, a priest
lay bloodied and unconscious
while in the wooden pews
found mangled and lifeless.
A bomb blast
ravaged Easter service.

The sense of it
makes no sense,
targets of hate,
religious zeal,
or political upheaval,
none of it good enough
for the death
          of one lamb.
~~Judi Van Gorder

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