Stories, Poems, and Jokes

Twas the Night Before Easter--a Parody!

by Peggie C. Bohanon

'Twas the night before Easter on Internet Lane
From New York, to Russia, spring Holidaze reigned!
Computers were linking from Disney to space
And folks were resolving the Easter Egg case!

The kids were entranced by a techno-theme,
While visions of dinos appeared on the screen!
And Mom dyed the eggs, while I surfed the Net,
For flowers to send her--or in trouble I'd get!!

When swiftly, my Mac began such a clatter,
The mouse shrieked in horror, "Netscape! What's the matter!"
Away to my window, I jumped with great speed;
A break for sore eyes, I surely did need!

I saw flowers of spring beginning to bloom,
I welcomed the view from my computer room!
When what to my wondering eyes, did I see,
But a Stranger stooped low, on bended knee.

With a quick glance I knew 'twas a backflash of time,
I envisioned the form of my Savior Divine.
More rapid than eagles, my memory raced,
To another time and another place.

Where Christ, Lord of all, called each one by name-
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John--and they willingly came.
They watched Him perform deeds of wondrous love;
They knew His power came from God above.

Yet we (you and me, folks!) just led him to die;
For three nights in a tomb our Savior did lie.
But then in another flash of great power,
I saw Him arise--death conquered that hour!

He was robed all in white, with radiant glow;
He stood in great splendor, this Savior I know.
His eyes with loving compassion shown,
I knew in that moment I need ne'er be alone.

His hands were outstretched as this One bid me come;
The work of redemption forever done.
I stood there in silence, in humble awe,
As the Reason of Easter I now clearly saw.

Then quickly as the scenes had appeared,
They faded--I felt not one moment of fear.
I bowed low in worship; earth's sight now so dim;
I had seen Easter's meaning; I had been there with Him.

As I saw Him, with faith's eyes, lifted above,
The night before Easter was filled with pure love.
And I heard him exclaim as He rose out of sight,
"A Blessed Easter to all! I have conquered your night!"