Peace Like a River
Words fell like rocks along the riverbed.
A skyline lit in neon blossomed into red.
Caught in the moon’s magnificent smile,
I drifted on the current of a heart’s tide.
Gazing at the tumbling weeds of wants,
I felt hunger cry for dreams deep inside.
Skin bare against my streams of thought,
I tingled in the warmth of an evening sky.
Reflections melted into heaven’s harvest,
And I was blessed without knowing why.
Surely contentment is more than my gain,
I must learn to recognize an earth’s pain.
A Mother bears such joy as she delivers;
Lost in her child, lost in time, and rivers.
The wonder of clouds weeping into sea,
A silence that surrenders its arms to me.
Life embraces what our hearts will hold,
Serenity that the wind and trees behold.
God’s breath that makes the stars glow
Is the wind, against our hearts, it blows.
Kathy Paysen 2013