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"Mere Pittance" is the first poem in the collection of Tri-Sola poems made by Michael J. Hayes of St. Johns, MI in 2003 and 2004. It was written around or shortly before the essay "Petals" and poem "Powerful Comfort".

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It's theme is primarily one of Lenten reflection. The picture was originally a thematic snapshot to a web page for the poem, shot using a FinePix 2650 camera; and was transposed with a black-purple gradient layer in Photoshop. The crosses are actually sticks and straw in the dirt located near the remains of an old barn foundation. The piece was originally titled: "Reflections: Mere Pittance," and was written in April of 2003.

Poem itselfEdit

Mere Pittance

Formerly “Reflections: Mere Pittance” by Mike Hayes, written April of 2003


On a quiet and somber night;

We focus our hearts toward your pain.

Slowly and passionately, we show a physical example.

It is for my sin that you died, O Lord,

For mine that you were mocked,

Spit on, and crucified.

With all the pages and depth you give me;

I don't think I'll ever understand the pain and death you endured for me.

I cannot understand it; nor could I ever pay you back.

That is why you came, O Lord,

Because I could not.

Not with all my possessions, all my works,

Nor my understanding, intellect, or power,

Could I ever achieve one speck of forgiveness.

So, Lord, take my humble heart:

This mere understanding of your love—all that you give me.

By your strength, spirit, and power, allow me to be a living vessel,

No matter what it may take.

For what I give up is a mere pittance;

Compared to what you did for me…

Lord, give this simple understanding breadth, width, and support,

So that I may share it with the world…

AMEN


© 2003 Tri-Sola Poetry. Reprinted with permission.

See alsoEdit

✎ ♰ri-sola
poems / essays
Mere Pittance

Petals


Powerful Comfort


Tragedy/Glory


Not My Will


True Love

The Modern Pursuers

Lament My Soul, and Be Crucified


Passionate Peace


The Manager, The Cross, The Life


White Blood Calvary


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Tri-Sola Writings


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discussion
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