Giving Up Love For Lent

By William Cannon

Giving up
Love for
Lent maybe
I don’t deserve love
Or never had any
to give up
I walk off
into quiet places
Leading with a
broken  heart
Only wanting one
Needing to be
alone & maybe
that’s all there will ever be~
Embrace loneliness~
such is the will of the world sometimes.

1 Response to Giving Up Love For Lent

  1. greydaisy says:

    After 26 years of marriage, I divorced my husband, left him and our 2 girls to live by myself in an apartment down the street. I never felt so alone as I did in that family. I, too, have given up love “for Lent.” I feel like a small rudderless sailboat adrift with its sails in tatters but still intact. The water is calm now, but there is nothing else around except the vast ocean with no land in site. I feel uneasy and a mild panic sets in–when will the next storm hit? It then occurs to me that this isn’t about the boat or the water or the storm or being alone. It occurs to me that this is the place where I will meet God…

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