Monday, December 23, 2019

December 23rd

“Then young women will dance and be glad,
    young men and old as well.
I will turn their mourning into gladness;
    I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.”
Jeremiah 31:13

you sprinkle star dust
on the wooden floors
to teach us the old dance steps
every galaxy knows;
you take the tears
we plant at gravesides,
so we might gather up
bouquets of joy;
you wrap your heart
in the soft tissue of grace,
curling the ribbons of hope
to tie them lightly on the box,
so we will have no trouble
opening it each morning

© 2019 Thom M. Shuman

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