Chocolate Bunnies or The Blood?


Pretty distractions
All around us
Every store
Aisles of treats and deals

Happy Easter
Becoming about sales
And less
About our Risen Savior

Marshmallow chicks
Are the only thing
That many
Even know about this day

Are we
Okay with all of this
Do Christians
Even care about these things

Have we
Forgotten the importance
Of what
Happened this day

The moment
That everything changed
And we
Were given the chance to live forever

What has
Saved us from our sin
Chocolate bunnies
Or the cleansing blood of Christ?

Composition Date: March 27, 2014

Holli’s Notes: I have grown more frustrated with the commercialization of both Christmas and Easter each year. I have to go grocery shopping so I’m exposed to it each week and I see people stuffing their carts with candy and plastic eggs. I pray that they know Jesus and are finding ways to celebrate Him with all of those things.


About Holli Swank

Holli Swank has been writing for more than twenty years and finds great joy in sharing her deep faith in God through her poems. She is the mother of three children and has been married for almost 18 years. She also loves spending time with her two cats. Holli was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in mid-2013, giving her a unique perspective for her poetry.