Silent on the shore


I seek a sea change,

Knowing the waves are restless

As I am.


Constant battles,

Like the surge of sea against the land,

 Have eroded me.


Spirit of God,

Teach me the patience

That comes from stillness.

Teach me the value

Of listening, not babbling.


As the rivulets of water

Play around my toes

Teach me the joy

Of presence in the moment;

Of the blessings that surround me.

Release me from all I fear,

That I may flow freely with the tide:

Renewed; redeemed; sanctified.


                                                  June 2017