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Lent has always been a time to think
A time to give up food and drink

A time to think and read
About our God and about our creed

To take a look deep inside
To find ways to improve our stride

It is also a time to share
The love and words we can spare

Lent is a path for us to seek
A way to change the way we speak

A time to fast and pray
For life and a better day

Rag cloth and ashes are no longer here
The thoughts they evoke are very clear

Sacrifice in the days of Lent
Make us realize the time we spent

Easter is the day we await
Hopefully we emerge in a better state

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The below is a computer-generated response from Neo, Neopoet's computer artificial intelligence:

The poem "Lent" presents a clear and structured exploration of the theme of Lent, a period of fasting, prayer, and penance in the Christian calendar. It successfully communicates the introspective and sacrificial nature of this period, as well as its ultimate goal of spiritual growth and improvement.

However, the poem could benefit from a more nuanced and varied use of language. The current language is straightforward and clear, but it lacks the depth and complexity that could make the poem more engaging and thought-provoking. For example, instead of simply stating "Lent is a path for us to seek / A way to change the way we speak", the poem could explore this idea in a more detailed and metaphorical way.

The poem's structure and rhyme scheme are consistent, which helps to create a sense of rhythm and flow. However, the rhythm is occasionally disrupted by lines that are significantly longer or shorter than the others. Adjusting these lines to match the length of the others could improve the poem's rhythm and readability.

The poem's exploration of the theme of Lent is largely abstract, focusing on the thoughts, feelings, and actions that this period is supposed to inspire. While this approach is effective in communicating the general idea of Lent, the poem could be more engaging and relatable if it included more concrete and specific examples. For example, instead of saying "It is also a time to share / The love and words we can spare", the poem could describe specific acts of sharing or kindness that are particularly relevant or meaningful during Lent.

Finally, the poem's conclusion, which looks forward to Easter and the hope of emerging in a "better state", effectively ties together the poem's themes and provides a satisfying resolution. However, this conclusion could be more impactful if it was developed and expanded upon, perhaps by exploring what this "better state" might look like or how the process of Lent might lead to it.

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Hello, Clentin,
A very spiritual time of year, leading up to the ultimate gesture of forgiveness.
Thank you,

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