Page 11 - Reflectoem Magazine Issue 11
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JACK FOLEY





                                                             FOR EASTER







                Death conquers all


                but not on Resurrection Day.


                The Irish chose


                Easter to declare


                The birth of the new Irish state.

                Their heroes failed and yet were


                triumphant.


                Death, death, and then rebirth.


                That is the promise


                of Resurrection Day.

                Why is suffering


                The condition of holiness?


                Why does the holy depend


                Upon the nails driven into the body


                And the horror of the cross?


                but not on Resurrection Day




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