Counting Down The Hours

A spoken word on Remembrance. For Jake…and all those longing for a better ending


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For Jake...and all those longing for a better ending

Sometimes there are no words for loss. Sometimes there’s nothing that anyone can say that can make it all ok. We live in a world where brokenness and hope are in a constant tussle, and often it feels like hope gets pinned down. But though we may know sorrow now, we can cling on to hope, the anchor for our souls. When we count on Jesus, what we yearn for now, we will fully know then. One day there will be no more pain, no more tears. I’m counting down the hours til that day.

This is a tribute to Jake, for Ffion, and all those longing for a better ending. This little piece could be used for your Remembrance Sunday service, or as a reflection on the hope, we have to look forward to, when we count on the one who doesn’t count our transgressions against us.


Written and performed by Dai Woolridge

Dai Woolridge is a Welsh poet, author and an award winning spoken word artist. Dai loves it when Wales do well in the rugby, is married to Cath and lives in Pontypridd.

Videographer Jordan Sheehy
Lighting technician Lewis Spooner

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