Lenten Thoughts – Take Two

I love Cheryl Lawrie’s poem about giving up for Lent:

i give up

i turned left at the highway
and walked into the desert.

an act of choice,
both of courage and of cowardice.

i am kept alive not by searching for the oasis
but by not being able to deny
I am alone
thirsty
broken

i give up believing otherwise

i give up the mirage that falsely offers hope

i give up.

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