An Easter Irony

Responding to the terrorists attack in Sri Lanka

The irony can’t be denied.
On Easter Sunday Christians cried
as in Sri Lanka hundreds died
while celebrating life.

A day for joy gave way to grief.
The night was long. And sleep was brief.
An Easter nightmare terrorized
the faithful and their young.

The One who robbed death of its sting
who welcomes praise we freely sing
now weeps with those with broken hearts
who bury loved ones lost.