Friday, June 23, 2017

day 174

And I say, "It is my grief
   that the right hand of the
         Most High has
         changed."  Psalm 79:10

when we expect
         a whip, but
   you hold a whiffle ball;
when we long
      for a sword, only
   to see you offering
   a sandwich;
when we think
         you should wield
         an iron fist, but
   are caressed by
   a hand callused
      from building shelters,
may we laugh
with joy, not
         shed tears
         of regret.

(c) 2017 Thom M. Shuman

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