photo by Terri Pilarski
I wish I could capture the gentle morning light
soft lavender and pink, caressing the green trees
that hold a hint of fall, a little red and yellow
I wish I could capture the peace of early light
the song of birds waking and rabbits nibbling clover
signs that life goes on no matter the angst of humans
I wish I could hold the beauty of this world
before all the anger and angst and fear of people
and say, all will be well if we but love one another
I wish I could hold the love that God has
for God’s creatures and creation as an embrace
a holding place of calm and peace and grace
I wish I could carry everyone in this holding place
and soothe the worries with a gentle touch to furrowed brows
with a pat on the back and soothing sway, like calming babies
I wish that each one of us could look at one’s self
and wonder, how could I be different? What is being triggered in me?
Instead of casting out anxiety, taking time to understand self.
I wish for a world of that embraces the rich diversity of life
and holds it as a sign of God’s creativity, made in God’s vast image
I wish that the beauty of this world defined who we are and how we are.
This I pray, on an early morning, as the sun slowly rises,
the night fades, and a new day begins.
The Rev. Terri C. Pilarski is an Episcopal priest serving a parish in Dearborn, Michigan. She’s been a member of RevGalBlogPals since 2006 and blogs at Seeking Authentic Voice
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