Lenten Reflection – Day 21

A poem for reflection…

Are you saved?

All this talk of saving souls,
Souls weren’t meant to save,
Like Sunday clothes that
give out at the seams.

They’re made for wear;
they come with a lifetime guarantee.
Don’t save our soul.
Pour it out like rain
on cracked, parched earth.

Give your soul away,
or pass it like a candle flame.
Sing it out,
or laugh it up the wind.

Souls were meant for hearing
breaking hearts, for puzzling dreams,
remembering August flowers,
forgetting hurts.

These folk who talk of saving souls!
They have the look of bullies
who blow out candles before you
sing happy birthday,
and want the world to be in alphabetical order.

I will spend my soul,
Playing it out like sticky string
Into the world…
So I can catch every last thing I touch.

Next time someone asks, “Is your soul saved?”
Say, “No, it’s spent, spent, spent!”

–Linder Unders

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3 responses to “Lenten Reflection – Day 21

  1. Pingback: Pause in Lent N°3: Are you saved? | View from the Teapot

  2. I love this – it echoes 40 Acts, which I am following at the moment. I have linked to this page from my blog – I hope you don’t mind. https://fatdormouse.wordpress.com/2017/03/19/pause-in-lent-n3-are-you-saved/

  3. Pingback: Act N° 20 (2017): REACT | View from the Teapot

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