Monday, March 30, 2009

Lent, Sand & The Perfect Law That Gives Freedom

For One Single Impression's- Smoke


We want to do right
Lent
It goes up in smoke
While we're
Looking for
A way out

Sand
Along the seashore
Warms our feet
Warmer still
We catch a reflection
Upside
Funnels down
We can fill it
Like a pickle jar
Keep it like an urn

Blame runs through
Our fingers like
Fine grain

We want to do right
Found a way out
Under the law
Wednesday's Ashes (was convenient)
Hardened foreheads
It's an exchange
A burden
We can't lift it

Skews our thinking
Waiting for the Government
Some clergyman
To rectify the wrongs
Comparing our self
With someone else..

Then all our rights..
Forget it-
It's never enough
So..
We can fill our pickle jar
Keep it like an urn
Use it as a springboard

Blame
Runs through our fingers
Like sand

But it all

Comes back to us
For in there
Is hope
Only hope
Builds up-
It won't go up in smoke-


Ja. 1: 25
But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty...
This man will be blessed-

Faith is a
Substance

Of things hoped for,
The evidence
Of things not seen
Heb. 11:1


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5 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

It does come back to us. What a liberating truth. We can make the difference.

The Write Girl said...

Hey Regina,

Liked the photograph of the sheep. The poem is very interesting. Good imagery. Also, liked the scripture.

Sue said...

I really like the repeated verse:
"Blame runs through/Our fingers like/Fine grain"
The image is so visual and tactile!

Jim said...

Hi Regina, this is a neat poem. I can't pick fault with it, it runs along very nicely. And we sure don't want to accept the blame, it is so easy to think we can pass it on to someone else.
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen ... " It won't go up in smoke.
Thank you.
..
BTW, our religion doesn't observe Ash Wednesday. You would have smiled at my reaction upon seeing the first person wearing ashes on her forehead.
..

Raven said...

"It goes up in smoke while we're looking for a way out." So true. Love your photo too.

Let's be perfectly clear- the war on free speech is spiritual!