• lenten journal: then and now

    by  • March 29, 2013 • lenten journal, poetry • 2 Comments

    Most every year, I am struck by how hard the story must have been to live through the first time around when no one had any inking of Easter on Good Friday. Here’s how that idea came out tonight.

    then and now

    by the time Jesus died
    most everyone had left
    him in failure or in fear

    that first time around no
    one had seen the ending
    friday seemed quite final

    between noon and three
    I bought groceries for
    sunday morning pancakes

    we’ll eat together after
    we worship at daybreak
    hoping for a small glimpse

    of the first time mary
    heard him call her name
    which is also out of reach

    even as we sing and eat
    in darkness and daylight
    and call each other to life



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    2 Responses to lenten journal: then and now

    1. March 30, 2013 at 12:41 am

      Again, thank you. And Easter blessings to you, Milton. I am deeply grateful for this series.

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