29 July 2015

next (day 163)

another day
another flight
another welcome
another night
another visit
another chance
another meeting
another dance
another neighborhood
another walk
another landmark
another talk
another question
another pause
another answer
another cause
to consider
the next
step

thank You.

Amen.

#40wordprayers



28 July 2015

recreate (day 162)

raindrops
out of teardrops
watering seeds
wounds and needs
buried in soil
beneath turmoil
that never stops
unearthing crops
shame impedes
grace intercedes
with encouragement loyal
empowerment royal

rumination to revelation
recollection to resurrection
reclamation to recreation

thank You.

Amen.

#40wordprayers















(© Kirkland Smith 2015)

melt (day 161)

one day melts
into the next
with visions blurred
and mind perplexed
confusions stirred
and passions vexed
contusions of soul
embodied in welts
too subtle to show
emotions conferred
circumstances concurred
to destroy absurd
delusions of control

Salaam...

Shalom...

Amen.

#40wordprayers


27 July 2015

Hal's Walk (day 160)

chuffing through 'church'
on a cloudy
Sunday morning
along the resplendent River
upon the terrestrial Trail
where lightposts appear
bearing engraved words
meant to inspire
those who perspire

perseverance
patience
vision
enthusiasm
selflessness
courage
commitment
passion
respect
humor

Thanks.

Amen.

#40wordprayers #HalsWalkMissoula

(in honour of the legacy of Hal Fraser and his humble work behind the scenes for the good of the people and city of Missoula...a nice tribute to his Walk can be found here: http://missoulian.com/news/local/hal-s-walk-along-missoula-park-dedicated-to-late-civic/article_a64d17c4-3892-5e66-aa32-0b75c4c5b9e3.html)



25 July 2015

stop (day 159)

in the line of fire
used to mean
officers on duty
soldiers in battle
citizens trapped
in violent conflicts
but now
it could mean
going to the movies
or school
or church
or home

PLEASE
HELP
US
STOP

NOW

Amen.

#40wordprayers #Lafayette #Chattanooga #Charleston #EnoughIsEnough


24 July 2015

free (day 158)

slouching down the street
towards a familiar place
belated, beloved
hauling a heavy backpack
and heavy heart
and muddled mind
struggling to articulate
a desire to liberate
heart and mind

and a gift appears
unbidden

free coffee

thank You.

Amen.

#40wordprayers


23 July 2015

so much (day 157)

so much
up in the air
so much
tangled up in care
so much
prying apart the past  
so much
trying to be present
so much
anxiety about the future
so much
beauty here and now

waiting.

wondering.

wow.

Amen.

#40wordprayers