A Lenten Poem (or two)

Lent (Two Poems, one short the other expanded)


Looking inwards

Encountering God

Nurturing relationships

Turning outward




Looking inward

Seeing what we need to change

Reflecting on where we have been

And where we are

Sensing the journey ahead


Encountering God

In the scripture

In those we meet with

In the silent times alone

In our hearts


Nurturing relationships

With God

With family and friends

With those we encounter

With the world around us


Turning outward

To those we meet

To those in need of support

To those on the edge of society

To those seeking truth and hope




Angela Coleman

24 February 2018