A eloquent and emotional poetic visitation of Ash Wednesday.

Poet's Corner

Glen Brady alphaomegadigital.com Glen Brady  alphaomegadigital.com

These are the ashes of Wednesday

Charred remnants of yesterday’s hope

Broken branches that resound

With songs of impotent praise

     “Hosanna! Blessed is he who

     comes in the name of the Lord”

Palms now turned to dusty disappointment

Dry and dusty disappointment centered

not in the one whose praises we sang

but in the hollowness of our discipleship

These are the Ashes of Wednesday

Charred remnants of yesterday’s hope

These are the Ashes of Wednesday

Painful reminders of our humanity

Charred ruins of yesterday’s castles

Silent symbols that weep

     “Remember! Dust you are

     And to dust you will return!”

Children under the shadow of limitation,

Fatal and shadowy limitation set

not by the infinity of the Maker

but by the infirmity of the creature

These are the Ashes of Wednesday

Painful reminders of our humanity

These are the Ashes of Wednesday

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