Two Nails

Poem read to congregation as part of Easter service this am Easter 2014.

Darlene's Poetical Pursuits

This poem originally appeared in Time of Singing in Spring 1997. The cross it refers to is a pendant I still have made for me from a friend I knew from church in the early nineties.

Two Nails

I finger the edges of it
on a chain around my neck.
I remind myself with
the sharp points that
I am not conquered,
that I am not to forget
His victory is mine.

Loneliness, tears
a moment’s despair
comforted by nails
forged into a cross
I wear as a pendant.

With wonder I raise eyes
from myself to Him:
risen, seated in heaven.
I claim life over death.
I claim hope.

c. Darlene Moore Berg

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