Is it a farce to lean on Lent
to receive the black ash Cross
on our foreheads, to walk
home in humble pride alive
to people's puzzlement;
to look forward to Holy Week
not to correct our weak wills?
Is it false to keep a True Lent
to tell others it is our intent
an unholy act to practice?
Is it to quit the dish of our
failings , to fill our hearts with
sanctimony , to have pride
in our many dreadful duties?
Is it to conpete for favour on our
Lenten voyage of spiritual quest
to show the comedy of our worth?
Is it to mock materialism that God
provides by putting it upon others
to show its limitation in our lives?
Is it to show false humility for our
road of rights not our responsibility,
to apologise for the flesh of Christ
in case it so offends our fellows?
It is to keep a True Lent by the boon
of Jesus Christ's Resurrection?