Dawn

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You draw out her utmost,

her highest,

her deepest,

You give her the courage

it takes to stride on;

Your beams warm her spirit,

shine comfort,

bedazzle,

remove the confusion

with breaking of dawn.

 

Birthright

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From dust to dust, she’s crawled for years,

serpentine,

a snake in dead grass;

but now that she’s heard her song

sung over her,

she dares to lift her eyes

and claim sunshine as

her birthright.

Life Has Carved Her Callouses

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Life has carved her callouses

upon my tender heart,

my response was toughening

the epidermis part –

so soften me, oh Holy Son,

with springtime’s timely rays,

that roughened edges would not keep

my soul from grasping grace.

Spring Staycation

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Kissed by spray in coral seas,

toes in sand warmed by the sun;

job demands dispelled by breeze,

stress by relaxation won.

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It just keeps snowing.  I’m headed to ‘Tahiti’ for a little mental break.  Come along, would you?   (It’s incredibly cheap, I promise…)