A Deacon’s Musing: Lent|40 Verses

By Winnipeg Presbytery
March 26, 2016

This monthly blog is a collection of micro-poetry posted in twitter! In 140 characters, they are part prayer, thought, reflection, challenge or something in-between. We hope that they may lead to reflection, musing and perhaps even discussion!

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A Lenten Collection
A Lenten Collection

A Lenten Collection

Lent:
We walk into the gathering danger & doubt surrounding Jesus as he made choices that led to the Cross.
This is a time of preparation & reflection.
Where have you been this year & where might you be going?
What are the things that have kept your journey on pause?
What are the choices you have made that you would like to revisit?
A Lenten Collection

1/40
Within the finite
chaos whispers
amidst division’s illusion
Beyond the finite
harmony beckons
amidst unity’s reality
__________
1=Unity
Posted: 160210 Original
 
2/4
Monologue shapes
what I want to hear
into what I see
Dialogue invites
what we might want
into becoming what will be
__________
2=Dialogue
Posted: 160211 Original
 
3/40
Upon 3 points
foundations stand
From singular
to dimensional
that which is rigid
in beauty
births Creation’s dance
__________
3=Triangle
Posted: 160212 Original
 
4/40
Seasons dance
from one to another
variations in colours hue
& birds’ songs
model that in diversity
creativity thrives
__________
4=Creation
Posted: 160213
Original
5/40
Good Morning #Winnipeg
Each day begins
sometimes well
others poorly
in shared humanity’s embrace
may we Grace extend
__________
5=Grace
Posted: 160214 Original
 

 

6/40
By rote & rite identity interrupted
diversity diminished0
With creativity’s rebellion
pen in hand
cast the tale anew
__________
6=Rebellion
Posted: 160216 Original
 
7/40
Perfection’s attainment
not blemishes’ freedom illusion
It is in fulfilment’s embrace
when we claim the gift we are
__________
7=Perfection
Posted: 160217 Original
 

 

8/40
In fallow
shadowed parched soil
death dormant appears
In day’s longing
warming awakening humus
sleeping seeds birth
_________
8=New Birth
Posted: 160218 Original
 
9/40
Life paradox unfolds
as fragile & tenacious adventure
As journey’s path shortens
our final sum lies in choices made
__________
9=Finality/Sum
Posted: 160219 Original
10/40
In circles & spirals
our page turns
revising stories
discerning learnings anew
ever toward completion
we strive
__________
10=Complete
Posted: 160220 Original
 

 

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11/40
Good Morning #Winnipeg
As imperfection’s dirge
overwhelm tempts
In its din
hearken to voice still
whispering Beloved
__________
11=Imperfection
Posted: 160221 Original
 
12/40
From kitchen tables to Senate’s floor
how we gather reflects decisions’ course
Voices heard depends on power shared
__________
12=Government
Posted: 160223 Original
 

 
 

13/40
In Fear’s discord
omens bloom
conspiracies sprout
In Hope’s harmony
choices agency nurtures
prayer potential births
__________
13=Fear
Posted: 160224 Original
 
14/40
Upon awakening path
spirit flies
slumber to awareness
self-knowing dawns
& compassion’s care
transcends
habits’ harm
__________
14=Spiritual Perfection
Posted: 160225 Original
15/40
Assumptions narrate
stereotypes tale tell
Does what we see
mean what we get?
With curiosity’s wonder
may Grace guide
__________
15=Grace
Posted: 160226 Original
 

 

16/40
Betwixt nightmares crafted
Love every embrace enters
Amidst horrors perpetuated
Love’s capacity compassion curates
__________
16=Love
Posted: 160227 Original
 
17/40
Good Morning #Winnipeg
Intolerance’s mantra ingrained
& dignity trampled
May we solidarity united
diversity defend
__________
17=Victory
Posted: 160228 Original
 

 

18/40
As twine binds bale
doubt dreams constrict
fear imagination fastens
In fright’s anxious shade
light promise glimmers
__________
18=Bind
Posted: 160301 Original
 
19/40
In the sand
lines draw
boundaried binaries
good & bad
right & wrong
As ambiguity arises
may diversity’s lens guide
__________
19=Judgement
Posted: 160302 Original
20/40
Sun meets new horizon
shadows & light embrace
In dance’d pause
waiting’s pending potential ponders
purpose’s passage
__________
20=Purpose
Posted: 160303 Original
 

 

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21/40
Amidst
no’s
can’t do that
never been done
rebellious creative spirit walks
with mischievous smile
possible reveals
__________
21=Rebellion
Posted: 160304 Original
 
22/40
On shoulders we stand
spying beyond them
yet not as far
as they who shall follow
May choices now
generations nurture
__________
22=Generations
Posted: 160305 Original
 

 

23/40
Good morning #Winnipeg
In isolation’s tale
division dare dance
As Poet story retells
in hands held
alone we are not
__________
23=God With Us
Posted: 160306 Original
 
24/40
As spring budding branch
blesses playful passing cloud
We together anoint
diversity’s dream
as rainbow hands enfold
__________
24=Priesthood
Posted: 160308 Original
25/40
As mote’d eye
obscures wonder’s grace
So too judgement
fragments healing invitation
In letting go
liberation invites
__________
25=Forgiveness
Posted: 160309 Original
 

 

26/40
In reflection’s time
love hubris humbles
In action’s moment
love compassionate grounds
In life’s unfolding
Love Is
__________
26=Agape
Posted: 160309 Original
 
27/40
For those
who wield sticks
& who laws craft
power dehumanise tempts
In privilege’s place
mercy compassion invites
__________
27=Mercy Seat
Posted: 160311 Original
 

 

28/40
Life eternal whispers
Choices now
bind what shall be
Intention’s focus
tomorrow’s fabric threads
children yet to be
__________
28=Eternal Life
Posted: 160312 Original
 
29/40
Good Morning #Winnipeg
The world to which we aspire
where diversity’s dignity delights
in this day’s decisions dawns
__________
29=Promised Land
Posted: 160313 Original
30/40
Upon shared path’s purpose
toward aspiration’s goal
how might passion
balance seeking
embrace dedication’s wisdom?
__________
30=Dedication
Posted: 160315 Original
 

 

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31/40
Universe inhales
Poet, Holy Mystery, Parent or El
Names innumerable countenance alight
In metaphor
as One
we exhale
__________
31=El
Posted: 160316 Original
 
32/40
Wisdom’s revelations
reveal’d in wistful play
meditative prayer
mindful reflection
ever toward awakening
she guides
__________
32=Wisdom
Posted: 160317 Original
 

 

33/40
In narrative mundane
temptation strips everyday awe
With eyes wonder-wide
in our reflection
Connexion’s promise lies
__________
33 = Promise
Posted: 160318 Original
 
34/40
In child’s journey
guide, mentor & Elder
nurture whom we might be
With gentle & courageous care
may we wisdom offer
__________
34 = Son
Posted: 160319 Original
35/40
Good Morning #Winnipeg
Hope:
In oppression’s origin
depression’s depth
grief’s gathering
She whisper waits evermore
__________
35 = Hope
Posted: 160320 Original
 

 

36/40
In anger’s grip
amidst fear’s shrill
you becomes them
we becomes us
In enemy’s retributive mantra
may mercy temper
__________
36 = Enemy
Posted: 160322 Original
 
37/40
Language & syntax
paradox walk
With intention to unite
parsed grammar divides
For in trust
does Word community bind
__________
37 = Word
Posted: 160323 Original
 

 

38/40
Habits habituate
Temptations torment
Unconscious patterns perplex
Slavery’s shackle
intention’s awakening shatters
__________
38 = Slavery
Posted: 160324 Original
 
39/40
In laugher’s lilt
amidst play’s pleasure
& creativity’s change
Solidarity
division’s dis-ease
treasure transforms
__________
39 = Disease
Posted: 160325 Original
40/40
Upon jubilation’s cusp
& celebration’s joining
Trials taken
disciplines discerned
proving passed
Wisdom gently dawns
__________
40 = Trials
Posted: 160326 Original
 

 

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