BibleInPoems, Ron Calugar, 2015-2022 277
Matthew 28:5-7, Mark 16:4-8
Luke 24:1-12, John 20:1-17

It was Mary, and Mary, and the mother of James.
Salome with others from Galilee came.

The stone rolled away. With shock and surprise,
some looked in the tomb. Jesus wasn't inside.

They see a young man, and then they see two.
Christ is risen. Tell the disciples. But what do they do?

Some depart and tell no one, afraid they just leave.
Others tell the disciples, but they don't believe.

The soldiers tell the priests. He may have just risen.
These men left their posts. They could even face prison.

The priests said just claim, disciples stole Him away.
We'll protect you if you tell our lie from this day.

When Mary tells Peter, Christ is gone from the grave.
Peter runs. John outruns him, but stops at the cave.

Peter dashes right past, and boldly comes in.
They don't think He's risen, but who's taken Him?

The disciples go home, while Mary remains.
She weeps by the tomb. Her tears leave their stains.

A man she supposed the gardener to be, asks, why do you weep.
He is gone. Don't you see?

If you have removed Him, kind sir, please tell me.
Then Christ spoke again. He called her Mary.

And now Mary knew. Rejoicing would begin.
She could see it was true. Her Lord rose again!

He said do not touch me. I haven't ascended.
Go tell the disciples. Their grief should be ended.

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