We were sitting around the table Almost ready for the feast, A little one said the blessing, Then we raised our eyes from prayer; My heart skipped for a moment, I could not help but see The absence of the ones who Should properly be seated with me. Over the years, the chairs have emptied – Much too often, much too soon, Some went away, others to their tombs, Tears puddled my eyes, my breath a stitch, I only wish I could mend what is missing, Bring all of them back where they belong, But only Heaven holds such power, its King, To redress the deprivations of time’s seizure.
Willing to admit Life is difficult, can hurt, But brave the storm surge, Even when it is draining The strength of every muscle. Stifling those voices Declaring all effort failure – Living, judged worthless; Rejecting embarrassment When considered mistaken. Remembering each Victory and happening Received cheerfully, Believing more will occur To offset the constant pain. Being a human, A fight, beginning to end, Worth every teardrop; Known as an overcomer With God battling beside.
Today was one of those days, A late start, but on time, An appointment that tried my mind A leave-taking ahead of time A lunch most divine With conversation that brought Me back in sync with life. A shopping trip I almost skipped But found needs met, something more, Came home to find packages Sitting in the rain, damages, Called Amazon, they corrected, So much better than expected. God’s grace saw me through He is ever, always true. This may seem not as it should But I haven’t strength to make good Beyond this here, I wish I could. Bear with me as I reset, and process What was for me an incredible day.
Be the sun that shines, The star that guides, The heart that beats, The focus that leads, The example that feels, The hand that reaches, The soul that believes, The one that lifts the fallen, The mind that searches, The question finding answers, The brave that continues, The failure that succeeds, The intelligence in darkness, The person for all people, The hallelujah and amen, The strength to begin again, The one that helps overcome, The ears that diligently listen, The scholar that teaches, The hands that build, The one who can forgive, The charitable to the needy, The good that will not stop, The music that mends minds, The words that need speaking, But most of all be The LOVE that lights Every corner of existence And assists humanity.