How Covid-19 Stole Easter

Note: Inspired by How the Grinch Stole Christmas.


Every Christian in the world liked Easter a lot
But Covid, who overtook the world did NOT!

Covid hated Easter! The whole Lenten season!
Now, please don’t ask why, no one quite knows the reason.

Whatever the reason, Covid was nervously drumming,
Thought “I MUST find a way to stop Easter from coming!”

For on Easter, he knew all the boys and girls would wake
bright and early with Easter eggs to find and take.

And then they’d do something he liked least of all!
All the people from the tall to the small,

The people in church would start singing
Familiar tunes which left his ears ringing.

And the more Covid thought of the Easter sing,
The more Covid thought I must stop this whole thing!

“I know just what to do!” Covid laughed in his throat.
And made a quick changero to his protein coat.

Then he slithered and slunk, with effects most unpleasant,
Around the human body, and made himself present.

He jumped from human to human and spread like fire,
Turning the situation into one that’s dire.

In response people began social distancing and quarantining.
Face masks, hand washing and every surface cleaning.

Suddenly all the celebrations for Easter were gone.
The baskets, the ham, the gatherings, the songs.

Eggs and the bunny were gone, he’d won!
He’d done it! Easter was done!

On Easter Sunday as Covid-19 was proudly mocking
The people instead did something quite shocking

Every Christan was singing, the tall and the small.
Without any eggs or baskets at all!

Covid-19 HADN’T stopped Easter from coming! It came!
Somehow or other, it came just the same.

How could it be so? It came without eggs and baskets and ham.
Without bunnies and songs and a lamb.

Quarantined families, no gatherings here.
All the traditions of Easter held so dear.

Then Covid-19 thought of something he hadn’t before,
“Maybe Easter,” he thought, “means a little bit more.”

Maybe Easter isn’t about church, and a harmonious chord,
Maybe Easter instead, is the empty tomb, and risen Lord.

4 comments

  1. You are so creative, Michelle! The poem is great. It reminds me how much Donna and George looked forward to and enjoyed your Christmas poems. Are you still doing them? Stay well at your house. We are doing all right here 😉

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