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Lent

Lent Malasada* Day was merrily spent Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras - many names are given To this final day before the season of Lent When around the world Christians are shriven. Now, "Dust thou art, unto dust thou shalt return" Are words that are solemnly spoken As with prayer and fasting people inwardly turn Ashes on their head as a mindful token. It seems this message can be taken to heart No matter one's religion or philosophy Self reform and reflection are a vital part Of creating a healthy society. So, during this Lent let us choose to fast From divisiveness and animosity We can foster a cohesiveness that will last And nurture our beloved democracy. Molly Moore * Malasada is a Portuguese doughnut without a hole. The Portuguese came to Hawaii in the 19th century to work on the sugar plantations and have remained to contribute to the rich cultural tapestry of our islands. Molly Moore

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Date: 2/28/2021 9:15:00 PM
Amen! You are so right Molly!
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Molly Moore
Date: 3/3/2021 8:47:00 AM
Thank you, Jennifer, for your validation. I do hope we can all work together, despite our differences.
Date: 2/21/2021 10:16:00 AM
The Pandemic possibly prepared everyone for Lent more than malasadas, but nice write! Aloha! Rico
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Molly Moore
Date: 3/3/2021 8:45:00 AM
Thank you, Rico. I appreciate your nice comment. Difficult as it has been, perhaps the pandemic has benefited us in some ways.
Date: 2/21/2021 9:44:00 AM
- A warm welcome to Poetry Soup, Molly :) - And thank you for your great first poem :) - A little greeting from // Anne-Lise :)
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Molly Moore
Date: 3/3/2021 8:50:00 AM
Many thanks for the warm welcome, Anne-Lise. I am still finding my way around this site. I look forward to seeing your work too.
Date: 2/21/2021 9:42:00 AM
Nice...even the information at the end is of appreciation and thanks
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Molly Moore
Date: 3/3/2021 9:01:00 AM
Thank you, Arturo. i'm glad you liked it. I'm trying to familiarize myself with this poetry site and am looking forward to reading your poems.