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EASTER MORN – from the chap book,
From Childhood, by Dave Austin

Wake up! -
    overnight – soft bunnies
    yellow chicks
    crawling the bed covers -
Brain    an eggshell
In an old, stained tea cup

Wake up!
Bright, white Easter morn -
Silent bells toll invitation to the hunt

The bowl of eggs is gone,
Table strewn with dyes.
Cottontails climb the walls
Before my very eyes

One nest right in sight
Fuzzy-spills its sides -
Candy beans
Blue egg dried


Mom in housecoat,
Dad in terry robe,
They’ve heard.
Brother? Sister? Still asleep.
I shrug, eat a loaded chocolate bird


I’ve found a nest on top the piano,
Another on the fireplace mantle.
I break a blue egg’s shell -
Careless of the face, lovingly traced.


Cries to wake the dead,
I should care.
Joy loves company.
Wake sister, brother
That all might share.

Oh, to rise on a feathery Sunday’s morn,
Break colored shells,
Eat chicks before they’re born.

Copyright © daver austin

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  1. Date: 4/27/2013 7:25:00 PM
    Excellent poem for Easter, Daver, enjoyed it.

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 7:56:00 AM
    Dear Daver - I read this at PFT and was disturbed by the last line. Do you think if the eggs are for sustenance, it's okay? love, Kathy

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    Date: 4/2/2013 12:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    according to a child, yep. Love, daver
  1. Date: 4/1/2013 5:59:00 AM
    Imagine waking your sister and brother, if it was me I would have eaten the whole batch. You just need a bit of education Daver, there''s more than one way to "Skin a cat" (so sorry! :)

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 5:27:00 PM
    this is so cute Dave ,,,, happy blessed Easter Sunday ;}

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 4:19:00 PM
    hey, DAVER, did you get a chocolate easter egg??

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 5:56:00 PM
    fun fun fun. I love this one and the SHOUT each time. A marvel, my friend, and happy easter to you may your eggs runneth over!!!

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 9:34:00 AM
    love this piece so much.. what a stunning write.. thank you for sharing.. and Happy great Ester dear friend Daver <3 Sk

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 8:38:00 AM
    A happy and boisterous write, Daver! Best Easter treat for "Mom in housecoat, Dad in terry robe", would have been watching your gleeful faces! You sort of took the bite away from the coloured egg though.."Eat chicks before they’re born":). Wishing you a great Easter, Daver! Love, Mikki