Two Minutes

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As part of (Nearly The Vicar’s) course, (he) had to give a short (two minute) ‘sermon’ to a few classmates the other day. One or two people liked what (he) said, so (he) thought (he’d) share it here. It’s a free-form poem, and (he) think(s) it probably sounds better read out loud than in silence (it was written to be spoken out loud).

 

Let me know what you think!

Two Minutes
Two minutes. Not long, but long enough.
Long enough for the doc to say “I’m sorry, but…”
Long enough for foot to slip, for ice to crack, for brakes to fail.
Long enough for someone to say “you will fail me.”
Long enough for the cock to crow,
for blood and water to flow,
and for tears to fall.
Long enough.

Two minutes. Not long, but long enough.
Long enough to share, to weep, to hug,
to give a mug of tea to someone cold.
Long enough to say “your sins are forgiven.”
Long enough to search the empty tomb,
to feel the hope and fear within,
to hear the words “he is not here.”
Long enough.

Two minutes. Not long, but long enough.
Long enough to pray.
Long enough to walk away.
Long enough to choose a path, or push a door, or to wait.
Long enough for him to say “it is finished.”
Long enough to change the world.

Two minutes isn’t long. But it’s long enough.
Long enough for Christ to die,
Long enough for stone to roll away.
Long enough to save the world.
Long enough to speak a word to someone lost.
Long enough.

By Nearly The Vicar.

http://www.nearlythevicar.wordpress.com

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One thought on “Two Minutes

  1. Ever watched a digital clock in the middle of the night when you
    can’t sleep? Two minutes seems ages.
    Ever needed more time to finish that exam.?
    Two minutes is not long enough

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