Easter Day, with all its religious importance, is deemed as one of the most important Christian celebrations. This feast day is observed on a Sunday after full moon day following a Spring Equinox and is associated with the resurrection of Christ. On this day, people gather in flocks to attend church services and thank the good Lord for his mercy and grace. People usually celebrate this day by praying, feasting, merry-making and gift giving. Homes, shops and churches are decked up brilliantly using Easter ornaments, bunnies, ducks, eggs and more. Lavish feasts are prepared on this day and elaborate dinner parties are hosted. With all the fun and enjoyment attached to this religious day, one usually wonders why the holy occasion can't last forever. 'Easter Comes But Once In A Year' is a poem that muses over the same fact and ponders on its humungous importance. Written by J S Bach, this poem recounts how a bunch of young tykes enjoy Easter and long for it to come again once it's over. The children dig on chocolates and sweet treats while their father is away bingeing on beer. However, amidst all the fun and indulging on chocolates, the kids realize that Easter means more than just hogging on chocolates. It is the day to remember and thank the almighty who gave away his life for mankind. Easter comes but once a year is truly a beautiful poem that should be read by all. .
Easter Comes But Once A Year
Easter comes but once a year
But when it does, we all know its here
Children filling themselves with chocolate
Dads down the pub for a pint of beer!
We go to the church for the wine and bread
Dad's half asleep, and jerking his head
Baby sister is here too, munching away
On the free Easter egg that the Priest gave us today
But remember we must, that the Lord died for us
And ascended into heaven to give us fresh lives
For each and every one of us.
This poem reminds us of the real import of Easter celebrations. Amidst all the fun and merry-making during Easter, one should not forget the cause behind Easter and the sacrifice which Lord Christ made to purge humankind of his sins.
Here are the lyrics of a short famous Easter poem called 'Easter Comes But Once A Year by J S Bach.