Approaching Easter.









The Ride 



Sand below,
holding on,
to the seat.
A jog walk, 
amidst the sound
of bells and smells 
of the sea.


Astride the donkey,
resting upon garments,
into a sea of people

Would you have strewn,
palm leaves before the
hooves and joined in
the clamour of Hosannas
or would you turn the other way,
not wishing to be in the
presence of the King?

It is the turning point.
Facing the way you came
from.
follow the hoof prints
back along the beach.
Returning to:
safety;
affection;
parental love and
daily care.

Into Jerusalem,
 lifted to the ground,
 hot, tired and certain
of no return,
 yet.
ready to receive:
acclamation,
condemnation,
humiliation,
extirpation.

The young boy returned
 from the sea-side to
home.

The Man returned
from the grave
to Earthly  life.

Happy Easter.

Ck 25-26/03.




















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