Betwixt and Between

The cross taken down

Lying empty as my heart

World’s light extinguished

All hope is now gone.


my soul pleads

As if knowing more than I,

Bathed in nothingness

Left chilled to the bone.

Who am I to beg?

Did I not condemn him there?

Abandoned to die…




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__________________________________________________ When I read Trifecta’s word challenge this week, I couldn’t think of anything else I’d written or could write that better depicted the challenge than, according to John, the Ultimate Source of Light who came into the world to dwell among us.

I was inspired to write this poem surrounding the season in which the time of Lent is coming to an end, and the dark day of Good Friday settles in. It was only good for us, not the One to whom we come to remember. At that time, we recognize that our Savior willingly surrendered his life out of love for us. And we wait for the Light to return to us on Easter.

I’ve included all the definitions of light, but it’s the third one that Trifecta is after – the source.
1a : something that makes vision possible   b : the sensation aroused by stimulation of the visual receptors   c : electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength that travels in a vacuum with a speed of about 186,281 miles (300,000 kilometers) per second; specifically : such radiation that is visible to the human eye 2a : daylight   b : dawn

Please remember:

  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response.
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.
  • Only one entry per writer.
  • If you know your post does not meet the requirements of the challenge, please leave your link in the comments section, not in the linkz.
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This week’s challenge is community judged.
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  • The winners will be announced in the comments of Friday’s post and will be posted in our typical fashion in the post on the following Monday.


11 thoughts on “Betwixt and Between

  1. So excellent and a great homage to our Saviour. I am always happy to discover other Christians writing on WordPress. I am adding you to my following list.

  2. When you combine a talent for writing witha passion that emanates from your heart, the results are always good. Congratulations on creating such an inspiring and well-written post, Jody.

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