Don’t be astonished

In a sleep deprived state, could they see properly

or did their eyes deceive them?

The stone, needed to keep the smell in and animals out, was rolled away

in the tomb a man in white was there

and they were terrified

well, wouldn’t you be?

They’d seen the body placed there, they’d seen the stone rolled across

this was a strange man, an angel?


what did he say?

He has risen?

He has risen?

They fled from the tomb

struck dumb by what they’d seen and heard

the spices to anoint the body of the dead no longer needed

for Christ had risen

he had risen indeed

This is a new dawn

a new day

where we have come early, at sunrise

we know what has happened

they one who was dead is not here

Jesus is risen

he is risen indeed