Wednesday, March 13, 2024

"A Better Idea"

A-Poem-a-Day Until Resurrection Day

Every year I have a standing order at Bromilow's,

the premier chocolatier near where I live, for 20 dark chocolate lambs.

A lamb is what I give my children and grandchildren every Easter.

You can do that, or

here is another suggestion, because...

It's all about The Lamb!



It's a better idea than spring baskets,

with jelly beans, mallows and bows;

it's far better than flowery straw bonnets,

Mary Janes and brand new clothes,


a much better idea than bunnies and chicks,

eggs painted pink, purple, blue…

This time let us give our sweet children

an Easter gift that will ring true.


Let’s give a plush lamb, all spotless and pure

and tell them Jesus is its name…

Tell them Jesus is the Hope of the World

and Easter's the reason He came.


Tell them God's Son is sinless and meek

He's the unblemished Passover Lamb;

tell them He died on Calvary's Cross

to save sinners. He's the great I Am.


Tell them that on the first Easter morning

Lamb Jesus arose from the grave –

and that is why in their tiny hands

is the soft little lamb that you gave.


Tell them Lord Jesus loves them so much

that He wants to be their Best Friend.

Their little lamb will remind them of Him

after Resurrection Day ends.


Tell them chocolate bunnies, bonnets and beans

are okay, but not the best part –

the best part of Easter is Jesus, the Lamb,

Who came to live in their hearts!


Maude Carolan

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