Friday, July 19, 2019

praise songs

“O Lord, open my lips,
    and my mouth will declare your praise.”  Psalm 51:15

my laughter
at the joke the old friend
has told a million times;
the words
i sound out
for the little kid
learning to read;
the gentle hello
i offer to the immigrant
everyone else snubs,
be the praise i offer
this day to you, Holy One

© 2019 Thom M. Shuman

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