Lent 8

 

Though the dates change,

The days remain the same

Lent’s first week dawns into

The second

 

Let’s not tally

What was done each day

Though there are calendared prayers

And practices

This might work best as

A time that doesn’t have

A record book

Keep a journal, fine

(but) sit still and think

Afterward, have a smackerel

A spoonful of sugar

Yes, Lent is its own reward

 

Understanding quiet

Knowing the noise

That greets us later on

 

But if there is a little treat, enjoy

 

Maybe the next hour will be good

Maybe the new week will be patient discovery

Senses a little more alive

Than they were, even yesterday

 

C L Couch

 

 

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