Friday, December 11, 2009

Second Friday of Advent

Please read Isaiah 60:1; John 1:9

mountain ranges stretch down
the block:
the once pristine snow,
us with its lightness,
now plowed and tossed aside,
litter-topped with the
skim off the street;

the greyness of the skies
leadens our spirits,
as once more we begin
the sisyphean task
of pushing hope up
mount despair, only to
have indifference snatch
it out of our hands,
tossing it back down,
hollering 'fetch.'

dusklings tiptoe through
the neighborhood,
deluminators in hand,
seeking to abscond with
the joy in each carol,
the wonder in each child,
the hope in each heart,
the promise in the Story;

so come,
Rising Dawn,
your lucent love
filling our every moment.

(c) 2009 Thom M. Shuman

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