Another interrupted night,
Another day half-zombified.
Concentration all but gone;
Tempted to just drift along.
No will to attempt what needs doing,
Yet worth it for that heavenly viewing
Of little faces filled with glee,
As they bounce upon my knee.
Eyes full of wonder, taking in
An ordinary mundane thing.
Seen afresh its beauty glows
As they turn to one who knows
And ask for confirmation
(And a simple explanation)
of this magical delight
that sets their world alight.
So please another sleepless week,
with head that aches and joints that creak,
If it means more of these joys,
From our little girl and boys.
A Simple Gate
I stand before a simple gate,
Hoping it is not too late
To be summoned in to see
The answer to my mystery.
What power lies beyond those beams?
What images will haunt my dreams?
What truth too great for mortal men
Is housed within that stone-walled den?
I hope it will renew my mind,
Touch my heart with gestures kind,
Soothe my soul where it still aches,
Calm my hand when it still shakes,
Satisfy my deepest need,
Help me see, inform my creed;
Find my place in life and death,
Put the right words on my last breath.
The bolt unlocks, the panel swings,
My soul begins to spread its wings.
Filled with joy, my eyes behold
A baby wrapped in swaddling clothes
My first poetry collection:
Selected Verse – Faith and Family
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