• lenten journal: the space between our sufferings

    by  • March 19, 2019 • community, friends, grief, lenten journal, poetry • 10 Comments

    the space between our sufferings

    this is one of those nights
    when the day has been long
    and I’m looking for words
    in a blank book of an evening
    because I promised I would
    have something to say
    I promised to meet you here
    I have riffled through the
    pages of my memory
    hoping a story would tell
    itself or at least tell me
    something worth saying
    and all I have to offer is
    this space between our
    sufferings come sit with
    me maybe we don’t need
    to say anything but that



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    10 Responses to lenten journal: the space between our sufferings

    1. Jane
      March 19, 2019 at 9:49 pm

      That’s beautiful!

    2. Christy
      March 19, 2019 at 9:52 pm


    3. Anne Jernberg Scalfaro
      March 19, 2019 at 10:17 pm

      With you in the journey Milton. No more words needed. I hear your heart. You are loved.

    4. Kenneth Wood
      March 19, 2019 at 10:27 pm

      You are welcome in that stormy space in my soul.

    5. Leah King
      March 20, 2019 at 11:06 am

      I am always grateful for the music you share and the personal narrative that states the universal. Never more grateful than when I receive your poetry. Thank you, Milton.

    6. Phyllis Beno
      March 20, 2019 at 11:37 am

      Love this Milton. Says everything worth saying.

    7. Margaret Dolbow
      March 20, 2019 at 6:18 pm

      The poem is beautiful, and the responses add more beauty!

    8. Susan Row
      March 21, 2019 at 9:23 am

      Thank you for being here. Perhaps it was a day to let us listen to ourselves. The WAIT found its way back and it’s simply perfect for this day.

    9. Kim Trigilio
      March 21, 2019 at 9:23 pm

      I needed this today. Thank you.

    10. Kristen
      March 23, 2019 at 1:49 pm


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