Prompted poetry: proclaim

As part of my Lenten observance this year, I’ve decided to write a poem each day in response to a list of prompts compiled by several Lutheran mission territories (also called synods). Today is the second day of Lent.


a fast from guilt, a season
of abstinence from beating
oneself up, from lying
awake nights to relive every lapse
in judgment, every hasty
word, every inaction

to repent means to go a different
direction, not to retrace one’s




3 responses to “Prompted poetry: proclaim

  1. This is such a great idea, and it shows your dedication, Jennifer.

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