Wednesday, March 06, 2019

ash wednesday

remember you are ashes
   of dreams unfulfilled,
   of loves burnt in passion,
   of sepia-coated photos in our minds;
remember you are dust
   of stars which exploded
      light-years away,
   of words uttered so long ago,
   of fears hiding under our bed;
remember you are God’s,
who mixes all the ashes
of our failed promises
to be more faithful
         more just
         more loving
with the dust we
have shaken from our feet
as we took our own paths,
using them to mark
the Godhead on this
pilgrimage of trust.

you are remembered
by God

© 2019 Thom M. Shuman

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