Feb 26 – This First Sunday of Lent


It’s been many years since I attended parochial school or celebrated Lent for that matter. However, this year I have a poem to share that uses the word lent in perhaps a different way. May this Lent be a time of good reflection for all of us regardless of our faith tradition.

 What We Are Lent

sometimes we think too much

  sometimes not enough

sometimes it’s time to pause and breathe

         I think that’s the “right stuff”

or is it right view, right action

         or right effort

whatever it is

         let’s recognize the common hurt

then embrace and smile

and enjoy this moment

it’s a short ride after all

and life is what we are lent

From my latest book of poetry, Natural Beauty and Other Poems, (c) 2021


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