A sermon to myself on the way to the table

Rachel Joy Welcher, a writer and poet I follow, opened a group on Facebook through Lent exploring poems from her book Two Funerals, Then Easter and giving poetry prompts.  Below is one I shared today after reading Rachel’s poem “Communion”.

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A sermon to myself on the way to the table

In as much as
I share in
Pain
Sorrow
Rejection
Wounds from a friend
Mocking from an enemy
Betrayal from my companion

I will share in
Joy
Hope
Confidence
Laughter at the days to come
Determination to stay the course
A feast others no nothing about

In as much as I share in your broken body
I will share in your great happiness
Though here sorrow and joy flow mingled down

Here I limp to the table
fighting to remember
I share a body with you.

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