Wednesday, February 17, 2010

...and welcome Lent

Reject, he says:
and I reject the notion
that sacrifice is bad,
that all the fruit I've born that's not been picked
was ever given in vain,
and welcome Lent.
Release, says he,
and I release my need
for you to understand what I already know,
and welcome Lent.
Accept, he says:
accept that you have made mistakes;
release that guilt;
move forward with resolve --
and welcome Lent.
Affirm, says he, and so I praise
both light and dark, new growth and old,
and welcome Lent.

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