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Ashes
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By Gillena Cox
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ASHES 
You are dust and to dust shall you return,
A cross affixed our foreheads, Ash Wednesday;
And what of our hearts , for whom do we yearn?
As we put on sack cloth and oil our fasting face,
Remember You are dust and to dust shall you return,
Is there regret of transgression and effort to spurn
Our neglect and insecurities,  his Word did we read
Again and again, in hopeful reassessment to discern?
That spirit that truth which only grace can lead us to
Do we look to the road where in their hearts it did burn?
Yes we are dust and to dust shall you return

 

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Submitted: Saturday, March 7, 2020

Last Updated: Sunday, March 8, 2020

About the Poet
I live in Trinidad of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; a multi ethnic, multi religious society. I write poetry for the sheer joy of crafting my feelings, my emotions my thoughts. I enjoy the challenge of abstraction in writing haiku. Married to Anthony Cox in 1971; we have a daughter Yanda and a son Khama. I was born in 1950 First grandchild: a grand-daughter born October 2012 My profile is a 2013 photo (poet bio updated 2013)


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