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Best Ash Wednesday Poems

Below are the all-time best Ash Wednesday poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of ash wednesday poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Special Days
Special Days
Written: by Tom Wright
4/13/2006

It seems that for almost everything
We’ve set aside a special day.
We recognize others for their work 
And sometimes for their play;

There’s...

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© Tom Wright  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ash wednesday, day, humor, satire, new



Premium Member Bittersweet Journey
Nine years a stranger in a strange land
     Travelling to my island in the sun;
A native son returning a native strand
...

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Categories: ash wednesday, home, journey,

Lenten Reflection
Self-denial is the doorway
that leads us closer to God.
To lose oneself is to gain
a deeper intimacy with Christ.

Self-doubt is the window 
through which the devil
makes...

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Categories: ash wednesday, faith

Premium Member Ash Wednesday
confronted with the truth
I scurried in my ashes

searching for reasons
reasons I was spared

light came slowly
beckoning my soul

"walk with me" He said
"I'll tell you a story-
I...

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Categories: ash wednesday, inspirational,

Premium Member ASH WEDNESDAY
Ash Wednesday reminds vain man
That each must slay false pride's ascend.

This day we note a pious practice
Once learnt by rote in simple gist.

Man is mere...

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Categories: ash wednesday, devotion,

Premium Member A New Reality
(Another very old, slightly tweaked, piece from childhood)

"Suffer us not to mock ourselves with falsehood
Teach us to care and not to care
Teach us to sit...

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Categories: ash wednesday, age, angst, change, discrimination,

CARNIVAL
He traveled down from Arkansas,
To New Orleans, for Mardi Gras.
"One evening of abandonment,"
That's what his trusted friends say,
"He frolicked on Fat Tuesday night,
And repented on...

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Categories: ash wednesday, funny, people, places,

Ash Wednesday
Finally went to church today-Ash Wednesday
I went for company, communion and to pray
Liked the new people, what priest had to say
I really felt like I...

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Categories: ash wednesday, devotion, faithprayer, jesus, me,

Premium Member A Touch of Grace
faith fills our hearts with love
as sun through stained glass creates a different aura
for each member of the congregation

just forty days before the Son rises...

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Categories: ash wednesday, faith,

TWO in ONE


Give me two in one,
Like shower gel and Shampoo,
Like Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s.

Rain dripped from my cap today,
It dripped back into my boyhood,
A different cap...

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Categories: ash wednesday, growing up, love, me,

A Lenten Dirge
A Lenten Dirge
 

Ash Wednesday I saw Quinn again,
first time in years, sailing the streets,
weaving through people,
his collar up, his head cocked, his arms
like telephone...

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Categories: ash wednesday, confusion

Premium Member ASH WEDNESDAY


Opt to see truth with keen eyes sound,
Note dust from dust our common state.
Ask to know proof as feelings ground,
Sense what to trust through spheres...

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Categories: ash wednesday, change,

FOR FLESH AND BLOOD
These were letters written in tablets of blood
We wrote the pains of yesterday today wittily 
On this seaside of swaying embargo of tablets

She was the...

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Categories: ash wednesday, absence, abuse, africa,

On Ash Wednesday
As many Catholics make a trip to church
on this particular day which marks the beginning –
Lent, in its threshold of another liturgical event,
they wear that...

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Categories: ash wednesday, faith, life, religion, life,

Grace for Ash Wednesday
                        ...

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© Peter Dorr  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ash wednesday, religious,

Premium Member Rossetti-quatrain prayer
Dear Lord,dear Lord,be with me still
Holy Spirit,today refill
each word I speak and step I take-
      Is now,Your will

Dear Lord,dear Lord,be...

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Categories: ash wednesday, faith, lifeme,

Ash Wednesday
The palm crosses burned, ashes and oil, anointed
On the foreheads in snapshots and video stills,
Surrendering everything in my memorials,
Of her, submitted, the tatters and fragments.
The...

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© Tony Bush  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ash wednesday, lost love, love, sad,

Brunch on Easter Morning
Easter Brunch is a big deal
in the metropolis where Fred lives.
Restaurants run their ads 
Ash Wednesday through Good Friday.

Years ago brunch began at 11 
for...

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Categories: ash wednesday, easter,

Ashes to Ashes, a Hutinashro
Ash Wednesday, one day to reflect
why Christ our souls would resurrect.
Good it is to be in accord,
time spent in fasting and prayer,
repenting of sin and...

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Categories: ash wednesday, 12th grade, spiritual,

Ash Wednesday
Leaves from palm trees burn,
Die into black ash. 

Like these leaves move from life,
To death, the lamb of heaven is slayed. 

The light of the...

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Categories: ash wednesday, christian, religion,

Premium Member YESTERDAY
FEBRUARY 14th, 2018 was Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day. A meaningful day, a day where happiness is found in exchanging flowers and cards. A day...

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Categories: ash wednesday, children, murder,

Premium Member ASH WEDNESDAY



Ask to know truth as dust funds dust,
Sense a deep feel of joy that binds;
Heed love's sure proof in poise you trust.
Watch how touch heals...

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Categories: ash wednesday, allusion,

The House On The Other Side Of The Street
Mother won't bleed--
Mother won't bleed again to the breaking song
according to the gospel of insanity of man:
She says life is in the hands of a...

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Categories: ash wednesday, abuse, addiction, africa,

ASH WEDNESDAY

Today is Ash Wednesday, a time to reflect 
on how I can be a better Christian 
It is a time to curb the excesses in...

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Categories: ash wednesday, faith,

Premium Member FP TRANSITORY POWER
disassembled
    and torn
scattered
    in the fetid
air
    beyond 
        repair
in
higher
...

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Categories: ash wednesday, emotions, night,