'Twas the Night Before Easter!
(a Christian parody at Peggie's Place!)
by Peggie C. Bohanon
'Twas the night before Easter on internet Lane;
From New York, to Russia, spring Holidaze reigned!
Computers were linking from Disney to space;
And folks were resolving the Easter Egg case!
When swiftly, my Mac began such a clatter,
The mouse shrieked in horror, " MS Explorer", what's the matter!"
Away to my window I jumped with great speed;
A break for sore eyes I surely did need!
I saw flowers of spring beginning to bloom,
I welcomed the view from my computer room!
When what to my wondering eyes did I see,
But a stranger stooped low, on bended knee.
With a quick glance I knew 'twas a backflash of time,
I envisioned the form of my Savior Divine.
More rapid than eagles, my memory raced,
To another time and another place.
Where Christ, Lord of all, called each one by name--
"Follow Me," was His Word, and they willingly came.
They watched Him perform deeds of wondrous love; They knew His power came from God above.
Yet we (you and me, folks!) just led him to die, In the dark of a tomb our Savior did lie.
But then in another flash of great power,
I saw Him arise--death conquered the hour.
He was robed all in white, with radiant glow;
He stood in great splendor, this savior I know,
His eyes with loving compassion shown,
I knew in that moment I need ne'er be alone.
His hands were outstretched as this One bid me come;
The work of redemption forever done.
I stood there in silence, in humble awe,
As the Reason for Easter I now clearly saw.
Then quickly as the scenes had appeared,
They faded--I felt not one moment of fear.
I bowed low in worship; earth's sight now so dim;
I had seen Easters meaning; I had been there with Him.
As I saw Him, with faiths eyes, lifted above,
The night before Easter was filled with pure love.
And I heard him exclaim as He rose out of sight,
"A Blessed Easter to all! I have conquered your night!"
Copyright 2001-2006 by Peggie C. Bohanon. Springfield, MO 65803. All rights reserved.