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21 September

This may be early for some, but it is 21 September 2013 in my part of the world already and I offer this for the everyday peace of a few moments solace.

A Simple Respite

Father, may I sit
and take my rest
at Your House of Splendour?

I pray,
You allow me
this pause,
to catch my breath
and let my day
drain out of me

I have returned
from my labour
and come bearing
the work of my day

I humbly present
my earnings
and seek only
a sign
of Your approval

Your gentle frown
tells me I have it

another side of me emerges:

Father, may I sit
in the shade
of a palm leaf?

To shelter,
from the blazing sun
the afternoon heat
the walk up home
and my daily chores

A gentle breeze
stirs the air,
cooling my body

Recovering myself
I say:

My Lord,
I thank You
for letting me in
and granting me blessings

I will return,
to thank You
and tell You
how much pleasure
they gave us

I pray
I depart
in Your good graces
and will come back tomorrow
to keep you company.


transformation's picture

Hello .. Personally i do not

Hello ..
Personally i do not like the tone of taking permission from 'higher authority' and in this poem it looks like 'father' and 'lord' are so ... however 'here,
in the shade of a palm leaf' i like so much this image ..

Nosotros los más pequeños, debemos convertirnos en un nudo de resistencia en contra de la mentira y guardar la verdad, mantenerla y difundirla. (subcomandante Insurgente Marcos)

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