Kumarmani Mahakul

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Good Friday In Spring Equinox - Poem by Kumarmani Mahakul

Good Friday is a festival, comes once in a year,
It is celebrated by world people with their tear.
It is observed sadly during April and March,
This is near to spring equinox, Earth does parch.

It is a commemoration of Jesus Christ’s passion,
It is for his crucifixion, death and compassion.
His suffering and death turns out of God’s promise,
It is for eternal life and heaven’s wish.

Heaven is such where God’s kingdom is,
And that makes it good, hence Good Friday is.
On this Friday Jesus’ mission on Earth was accomplished,
He was the God’s son, sin, sorrow he had abolished.

It is a day of sadness; Churches become empty, dark,
Idols are covered with black cloth by priests spark.
At afternoon candles are lighted, sermon is chanted.
Devotees listen through priests and are enchanted.

Many devotional followers meditate, chant prayer silently,
They abstain from meat, drink, and keep fast attentively.
Good Friday occurs in holy week preceding Easter Day,
Greeting cards are sent before Maundy Thursday.

Many Christians in India and abroad attain this festival,
Ritual burial is carried out with procession of Jesus’ idol.
A bitter drink is prepared from leaves and other ingredient,
All taste this, feel fraternity and become person lenient.

Topic(s) of this poem: good friday

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Good Friday is a festival of Christians and world people. It is observed with their tear means with sadness because it is the crucifixion day of Jesus Christ. During March and April, near the spring equinox it is observed. It is the time of Earth’s parching. It is a commemoration of Jesus’ passion, crucifixion, death and compassion. It was the time Jesus’ mission here on earth was accomplished. His sufferings and death turned out to be the fulfilment of God’s promise and love for us for our journey to eternal life. This witnesses heaven where God’s kingdom is. And that makes it good, so it is called Good Friday. Jesus is the son of God and he abolishes sins and sorrows as per Holy Bible. Good Friday is the day of sadness and in this day Churches are made empty and dark. The idols and pictures of Jesus are covered with black cloth. At afternoon Christian brothers and sisters with priests who are spark means witty or lively; light the candles, chant sermon from Bible. Many Devotional followers of Jesus meditate and chant prayer silently. They abstain from meat, bad drink and keep fasting. Good Friday occurs in holy week preceding Easter Day. It begins after Maundy Thursday. Christian brothers and sisters communicate greeting before this Maundy Thursday. Many Christians in India and abroad celebrate this day as a festival of Ritual burial. In this day a bitter drink is prepared from leaves, vinegar and other ingredients. All Christians present here and taste this drink. They feel themselves the fraternity thought and obtain Marcy. This is the theme of the poem in brief. This is written in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India on this day of 30th March,2015 and is dedicated to the people of the world.
Equinox – time of date at which the sun crosses the celestial equator when the day and night are of equal length
Parch – become hot or dry
Commemoration – keep in memory by celebration
Passion – strong emotion
Compassion – pity for the suffering of others
Spark – witty or lively person
Sermon – spoken or written discourse on religion or moral etc.
Chant –song/ sing
Enchant – charm
Abstain – remain from indulging in
Burial – burying of a dead body

Comments about Good Friday In Spring Equinox by Kumarmani Mahakul

  • Geetha Jayakumar (4/8/2015 12:51:00 PM)

    Beautiful concluding lines.....

    A bitter drink is prepared from leaves and other ingredient,
    All taste this, feel fraternity and become person lenient.

    Beautiful description on Good Friday which is observed with tears.
    Loved reading it.
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  • Valsa George (4/4/2015 1:55:00 AM)

    You have studied so well about this holy occasion of Christains and have gone into its minute details! Yes, Jesus Christ died for the sins of mankind and through his death, he earned redemption of all sins of the world! That's why the Friday when he was crucified is known as Good Friday! A great write sir! By the way... are you a Christian? (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (4/2/2015 3:17:00 AM)

    A beautiful informative poem and a short note. Liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (4/1/2015 5:28:00 PM)

    . Enjoyed your wonderful words. You have given us a beautiful insight into Your Good Friday. Thank You (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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