Light rolls over gilded cloudy peaks
shining valleys and villages.
us good this day, God!
Sturdy Nick, no spring-chicken himself,
cradles his ancient neighbor down the stairs
she can no longer negotiate.
Trooper Tom sends a dozen variegated roses
to seldom-seen but still remembered friends
for no good reason but a good-thought reason.
gets breakfast for her 103-year-old mother and then later
they will be off shopping for yarn.
of eager laughter on the big yellow buses, carrying the
hopes of tomorrow
as da-glo-orange cross-walk volunteers
wave and guard them into the future.
Spiders are re-spinning their webs,
just-born babies are crying their arrival,
and tiny pigeons splash in their baths
on a gentle waterfall.
stops at the Dollar Tree to pick up
jelly beans for Annapolis Joe, whose ailing leg is getting
Fresh-baking bread and fresh beginnings
for a world of workers:
First-day-on-the-job, Just-Married, New Boss,
New Apartment, Paroled at last - carrying
a brown paper bag of all earthly possessions,
and a Tired Typist begins again at the new computer, making
mistakes, but praying
to do better today than yesterday:
mouths to feed, Saint Joseph, can't lose
to make the world better than we made
We can do it. Push us to it, God,
push us to it! Help us all this day!
(c) 2011 Donn B. Murphy
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