Saturday, March 20, 2010

Enduring All Things

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. I Corinthians 13:4-7

Enduring All Things

Staying up late talking
into the night seeing through
your eyes and your experiences
laughter echoes lighting the small hours
when sleep and promises mingle
and you are home if even briefly.

You wake early cooking for others
offering skills and energy
friendship for the silent lonely ones
and a decent lunch to eat in company.

And you everlasting partner carrying
and toting your young daughters now
carry them to airports down ans aisle
and to concerts and interviews
dancing to distant strains of familiar music.

My dancer too she waits for muscles
to rebuild and fear to subside and laughs
screaming with hope and anticipation
memory recollecting, measuring time.

We are enduring all things together
a family knit with love needs little
scraps of hope and possibility
a good measure of laughter
and songs on our lips and in our feet.

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