Easter Sunday

    Back around Easter, as you may probably be aware, I started this poem and I had only the first three lines complete when I put it on the shelf for whatever reason and this morning I happened to notice it in my drafts, so I took a look at it and the rest of the words flowed out. So now three or four months later I will share it with you.

Thanks for waiting,

God bless,



Easter Sunday

Oh, so many years ago

He died to free us from all sin

but have we learned His lesson taught?

I doubt it by the state we’re in!

He told us to love our neighbor

but certainly not, our neighbor’s wife

He told us not to kill or steal

and to lead a righteous life.

He told us to keep Holy

each and every Sabbath Day

but isn’t that the time of week

when our favorite teams will play?

He said that we should turn our cheek

whenever it be smite

and that we are all the Father’s children

be us yellow, red, black or white!

But His teachings seem to be, not instilled

in the most of us from birth,

for just look around you now

to see what’s done on earth.

We kill to take a piece of land

or anything else we crave

and our children are now allowed to be

pampered and misbehaved!

We steal from family and friend alike

we rob from strangers too

and our officials steal from all of us

Caesar takes more, than is his due!

Sex and lust are everywhere

at the movies and on TV,

mothers and fathers are now unwed

and babies’ souls set free.

Now I admit that I have sinned

and I’m guilty of some above

but, I pray that He’ll forgive me

for in Him I know there’s love.

I know for sure that when I die

I’ll face my “Judgement Day”

and that His mercy will be shown

at that is what and why I pray!


          ~Jack Downing~

                July 2016

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11 Responses to Easter Sunday

  1. Daniel R. Lilja says:

    I hope and pray these words will touch many lives and Bless someone today..
    Thank you Jack.

  2. You have just written a concise poem that clearly shows why we all need the redeeming grace of our Lord and Savior. Thank you.

  3. I think the Resurrection is more than the one event in time. When we accept the invitation of Jesus through the Holy Spirit a resurrection becomes available for each of us now walking in His light. It really is a matter of being born again.

  4. Eileen says:

    We really seem to have missed the point of Jesus Christ. He wept for his people in Jerusalem. I think now he weeps for us. Your poem says it very well. At my point in life i’m convinced that perseverance is the most important virtue for a Christian. That was not my strong point for most of my life, but grace has changed that. So, I will pray for you too to accept the grace to persevere no matter how difficult life becomes. Please pray that continues for me also.

    • Perseverance is at the very core of human existence. Self-preservation, along with the law of natural selection provide us with the tools we need to continue on life’s journey. When we cease to care about our own life we cease to put a value on hope, prayer and God Himself, and we certainly lose all respect for the lives of others! Therefore it is impreritive that we never cease to persevere! Thank you for your insightful comment it got my juices flowing so early on this July morning. Have a great day Eileen. By the way Chief Dan George has a line in the movie “The Outlaw Josie Wales” that I am reminded of here “Endeavor to Persevere” appropriate wouldn’t you say?

      • Eileen says:

        Endeavor to Persevere is very appropriate. Unfortunately, I have been interested in a lot of different areas of endeavor and became a jack of a collection of trades and master of none. I have always kept my hand in at writing in different ways and though published off and on, I’ve never been paid. Starting a blog when I turned 75 has been a great help at persevering, though there are times I am remiss at posting because of family duties and activities. Glad to connect with you and appreciate your comment.

  5. My pleasure Eileen, I didn’t begin writing anything at all until I was in my mid to late 50’s and wrote almost non-stop lyrics (see my “who am I, who are you”), poems, reflections, interjection, haiku’s and any blessed thing or thought that came to mind, until about 3 years ago when the creative juices and/or creative flow slowed to a trickle. I still have much material that has never been posted and I occasionally have to remind myself to write, or at least post, something. I have been known to lay the blame on a wandering Muse or anyone other than my own darn self!

    God bless the poet
    for they have long passed their time
    Who can’t find the words
    Apropos to their rhyme
    Who struggle now greatly
    In search of the phrase
    That tied the loose ends
    In the most perfect of ways!
    ~Jack Downing~

    Thanks for a creative jump-start Eileen..

  6. Sally says:

    That was excellent..I could apply it to alot of situations right now. Or by chance you knew that didn’t you ?

  7. In the words of Sgt Schultz (Hogan’s Heroes) “l know nothing!”.. Lol

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