He's Up

One Easter Sunday several years ago
I saw a portly man wearing a t-shirt
with a black and white image of Jesus
on water skis above the words – HE’S UP!
Rather than take offense, as some christians
simply itch to daily do, I found the image
caused me to grin and recall the reason
he endured it all in the first place – the joy!
So my wish for you and me this Easter is that
when tomorrow breaks we would be merry,
like at Christmas, and not be grave but brave
to all put on this Sunday’s best – our smiles.

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  1. Michele Morin on April 4, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Smiling already! Thank you for a joyful image.

  2. Lynn Schriner on April 4, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Thank you John
    Blessed Easter

  3. Gwen Acres on April 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I am smiling !! Wishing you the Joy of Easter!

  4. R on April 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    John: in honor of Easter, I went looking for your beautiful “the man in the center” but Deeper Story is no more and there’s an assurance that Allah will take all in the place of the site haha…do you still have a copy of it somewhere? Thank you. For the record, I cry every time I read it 🙂

    • thebeautifuldue on April 6, 2015 at 11:37 am

      R, let me check and see. I thought everything was archived somewhere, somehow – I’ll let you know.
      And thank you for reminding me of that piece. I like it too.

      • R on April 6, 2015 at 6:24 pm

        Thank you! I did look again, and it appears someone else has the domain name.

    • thebeautifuldue on April 7, 2015 at 4:39 am

      I believe the site is back up now. Evidently it was hacked…hopefully all is there and well.

      • R on April 8, 2015 at 4:58 pm

        It’s there! Thank you

  5. Sherree on April 8, 2015 at 1:41 am

    Love it… Thank you for always keeping it real.

  6. Jewels on April 9, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Party on, dude. Love it.

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