Just as You Promised

I fell asleep beside you in the tomb
and when I woke up 
you were gone

and not gone.

I looked up, 
and there you were 
looking down at me
and smiling.

“Good morning, my Beloved,”
you said as if
it wasn’t the most famous morning
in the history of the world.

I jumped up 
and hugged you.


“Gandalf! I thought you were dead.
But then I thought I was dead myself.
Is everything sad going to come untrue?”

–Samwise Gamgee, Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Credits and References:
“Morning Mood” by Alice Popkorn. Used with permission.
“Klimmende winde” by Sylvia Sassen.Used with permission. 
“Just as You Promised” by Esther Hizsa, 2023.
© Esther Hizsa, An Everyday Pilgrim, 2023.
The unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without permission from Esther Hizsa is prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used provided there is a link to the original content and credit is given as follows: © Esther Hizsa, An Everyday Pilgrim 2013-2023.  http://www.estherhizsa.com

About Esther Hizsa

Esther is a spiritual director and writer. She lives in Burnaby with her husband, Fred, and they have two grown children and two grandchildren.
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2 Responses to Just as You Promised

  1. sringdahl says:

    Esther…What a summary of the Easter message…”everything sad will come untrue”. Lovely Easter card.



  2. Helen Spilsbury says:

    Thank you Esther. This poem says it all.


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