After the agony and humiliation
of crucifixion,
would you be willing to give up
the cold comfort of death
for the pain of rebirth
and the cell-splitting joy of glory?
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Bruce Snowden
1 year 4 months ago
My answer to Michelle's one line poem is "Yes!" Like the Sequoia which packages within a seed weighing 1/5000th of an ounce I,000 year longevity cloaked in towering majesty, another way to say "Redemption" her poem "Resurrection" makes Faith tangible, easy to grasp, deciphering the babel of doubt, simply, plainly and without gloss, as Francis of Assisi said of Gospel proclamation, "Use words if you must." Great poem Michelle!

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