Wednesday, March 15, 2006

a branded family man

While on a Lenten Retreat in 1995 I had the opportunity to reflect on “belonging”, and the two poems below echo something of that reflection:


a desire for love
an opportunity
companionship and

a desire broken
i the important
ignores the other

a desire for wholeness
sacrifice and joy
intimate and responsible
honours the other

Rennie D
21 March 1995


i am branded
on his palms
a nail in his wrist
a cross not forgotten

i am community
with my family
they are branded
on my palms

Rennie D
21 March 1995
revised 15 March 2006

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