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Bread and Wine

by Quentin S Clingerman

Bread and wine, symbols of life and death
Body broken, torn, sagging on a cruel cross
Blood running from skin pierced by thorns
From nails in pure, strong hands and feet
And side sliced open by a grudging spear

Eat and drink in remembrance
Sins' penalty has been paid in full
The repentant accept it in faith
Changed by the Spirit's witness
Jesus said,"You must be born again"

Bread and wine, symbols of great hope
Those who take it in faith
Will one day eat with Christ in Paradise
Will one day eat with Christ in Paradise

Bread and Wine (c)2014 Quentin Clingerman


Author's Note: We had communion today. In our denomination everyone who accepts Christ as Savior is welcome to partake. I always find it a spiritual sacrament that lifts.

Posted on 03/02/2014
Copyright © 2021 Quentin S Clingerman

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 03/02/14 at 10:13 PM

Worthy reminder of Christ, with Easter just around the corner. I especially like the words/image of the grudging spear. One of the great (good) ironies of the Roman persecution of Christ and Christians is that in the end the Rome of Caesars fell and the city became the capital of this new religion and remains so to this day. Kudos!

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 07/18/14 at 12:46 PM

I love your poem Quentin, admire the fact of your persistent faith.

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