Wednesday 1 April 2015


The New Year never seems quite right
For making resolutions,
For looking at the way we live,
For life-style type ablutions.

Then heaven-sent, along comes Lent:
Some folk new vows are taking,
To give up what they most enjoy,
Their pleasures thus forsaking.

No doubt the whole experience
Could prove a double winner:
An empathy with sacrifice,
And becoming somewhat thinner.

But early spring's undoubtedly
The best time for review,
When nature is awakening
And all is fresh and new.

A small green shoot...the sun's brief warmth...
Can kick-start self-inspection.
Now everyone must surely feel,
The power of resurrection.

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