Thursday, November 29, 2007

Friday Snippets, November 30, 2007



My baby brother Mike would have been 38 today. I wanted to give him a birthday present, so I wrote this poem for him, and that's my Friday snippet.

Please do not repost or quote anywhere. Thanks!

FAITH'S BUDDING FLOWER

The wandering year comes 'round
to loss keenly felt
As if no time had passed.

Do you care? Are you aware
of the pain of absence?

Stark branches claw the sky
In mute supplication;
Life lays cold in the ground.

Do you see tears? Feel the fears
that on these days abound?

Winter shakes the grasp
on fragile, seedling hope--
A quick lift of prayer.

Do you know? Will you show
us faith's budding flower?

5 comments:

Gabriele C. said...

What a beautiful and poignant tribute.

Ann said...

A beautiful tribute.

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Beautiful poem, Cheryl!

IanT said...

I don't feel qualified to even comment on this - I'm sorry. :-(

cherylp said...

NP, Ian. Not exactly a comment kinda thing.