Easter Trilogy

The Kiss

Full of passion and desire

…….only to betray.

He took the kiss with fervor,

Stealing breath from the accused

to be used as ultimate declaration of hypocrisy.

Stolen breath exhaled as accusal

“It is he…seize him,

Ave Rabbi!”

Breathe of life morphs into death of soul!


River of Eternity

Red, thick, warm, rolling down drip by drip

Emptied out and spilled for nil it seems.

What a waste of grace?

Temporary illusion poured out on now holy ground,

becomes a river that winds its way through all eternity.

Strength like a tsunami carrying all it touches

touching all it carries.


Flowing its way through history, people, evil as well as good




Begun at first glimmer of creation and continuing without a single pause

to Apocalypse

or to personal death.

……whichever comes first!


Animation of life unseen

Stirring in us inebriation misunderstood.

Now washed in red and become white,

Strengthened, sanctified, forever

through no fault of my own.

River of salvation, Amen!


Incarnation Affirmed.

 In the midst of crushing disappointment, screaming terror!

Then Joy.

 Which is it?

 Peace from a ghost?

 Not possible in the senses!

 Pierced hands, feet, bloodless?

 Not a corpse.

 Vital, real

 Invited touch is hungry!

 Fish consumed.

 Minds now cracked open, see.

 Body real, needs the same as ours.

 Travel vehicle for life on earth.

Our noble incarnation reiterated by His tangible return!

Poetry by Kathryn M. Cunningham

About KathrynCunningham

Kathryn is a retired junior high teacher. A convert with a love for the Church she believes that its teachings have a more than viable application for today's world. She writes practical theological for the people in the pews believing that they have as much right to good catechesis as our youth and converts. Her writings appear on Catholic web sites and local Church publications. She has even been published in the diocese of Australia and most recemtly Zenit. Kathryn holds a Master's in Theology and is a certified spiritual director. Learn more about Kathryn at: www.atravelersview.org
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3 Responses to Easter Trilogy

  1. Don Mulcare says:

    Thank you for sharing your PASSION. You touched my soul with your words.

    Celebrate and Proclaim the Resurrection!

    God bless,


  2. Don Mulcare says:

    Thanks for the invitation. I’ll follow up on your suggestion.

    God Bless,