December 31, 2011

for a new day

written Dec31/2011

to watch a bird’s first flight
to laugh with sheer delight
to grasp measures of grace
to find a hiding place
to sing life’s quiet song
to live the whole day long
to rest in pastures green
to trust in the unseen
to run and, yes, to stumble
to know and greet the humble
to love and sacrifice
to pay an honest price
to wash each other’s feet
to bless each one we meet
to care for those who mourn
to take heed not to scorn
to share; to best provide
to walk side by side
to grasp all that we know
to give so we can grow