A cosmic double entendre
This very auspicious year, 2018
For that observance known as ‘Easter’
A day supposedly revering JESUS….
Falls this year on Sunday, April 1st…
Which day also just happens to be:
Variously called ‘All Fools Day’
A day, nevertheless…for ‘fools’
A prank-filled day
Gleefully celebrated in all western cultures
And which appropriately…this year
Will be in perfect conjunction
With all the spurious merrymaking
Surrounding bunnies–both chocolate and real
And children hunting for their hidden
On church lawns and even at the White House
All of it in delightful recognition
Of rabbit fruitfulness, if nothing else
And that has somehow been contorted away
From the vernal equinox/Spring/rebirth and New Life
Representative of the RISEN JESUS CHRIST
Into a ‘moveable feast’ called ‘Easter’
A name slyly reminiscent of a pagan fertility goddess
Variously known as Eostre, Ishtar, Ashtur
Goddess names which are extrapolated
From the Biblical story of defiant Nimrod
And the historical record of his widow Semiramis
Who managed to concoct, in effect
A fantastical story involving her dead son Tammuz
And his miraculous rebirth as ‘Nimrod reborn’
A lie way too long to go into here
But it led to her being worshipped in the pagan world
As ‘The goddess of fertility’…
Eostre, Ishtar, Ashtur…..Easter
And, well….APRIL FOOL, y’all!!
It is her superlative fertility
Resulting in the ‘rebirth’ of Tammuz, then
For which you are observing
The pagan goddess Ashtur….’Easter’
This 1st of April…. April Fools Day!
This same day as ‘Easter’ Sunday
Seems to be that in this…
The two thousand and eighteenth Year of our LORD
‘Easter’ turns out to be the very definition
Of a Fool’s Day!
Kind of cosmically appropriate
Wouldn’t you say?
April Fools….’Easter’….the same day?