Friday, December 16, 2016

nahum

Look! On the mountains the
         feet of one
   who brings good tidings,
   who proclaims peace!  Nahum 1:15a

in tiny dancers
      celebrating the
      Birth on Christmas
   Eve;
in the shuffled steps
      of the fellow
      leading the granddaughter
      he raised solo
   out onto the dance floor
   at her wedding;
in the freezing extremities
      of the runners, walkers,
      wheelers, bikers
   on a wintry day
   raising money for
      medical research;
in prophets
      who walked lonely
      paths often wondering
   if they were speaking
   only to the wind,

peace comes leaping
into our lives!

(c) 2016 Thom M. Shuman

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