Dew upon flowers
Sunlight at dawn
A moment of gladness
touched by tears of sadness -
that first Easter morn.


Darkness, suffering
Jesus' death
A pouring out of sorrow
A despising of tomorrow -
on the cross His final breath.


Then the sun's reflected glory
bathed the morning with it's light
The son of Man had risen -
Death & darkness lost the fight.


Oh! the gladness in the garden
as such joy and love embrace
rising to a life eternal -
seeing Jesus face to face.


Written by Rita Botwright Easter 2006