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Sunday, September 11, 2011

With Simple Grace

To touch each one with simple grace,
bow our heads with fear on our face,
of times in need, planted each seed,
fought for rights together would plead.

To see the world for what its worth,
looking beyond the dried up earth,
to nurture now, these plants some how,
tend heartened souls for all allow.

To walk today in remembrance,
for the ones lost and those still hence,
within your grasp, this place was clasp,
touched forever, free of their rasp.

Freedoms given beyond the day,
nurtured ways, come to you what may,
for tendered nights, and soulful sights,
given freely, encourage rights.

This always the voice of your ways,
to touch the world in such a blaze,
then the hours, we lost towers,
to grace upon our pure flowers.

To leave you lost, in his dismay,
crumbling beyond the words at play,
still in the fight, angel wings this night,
then lifting on morning breaths.. flight.

To take this soul with simple grace,
tears shed from eyes, love on our face,
of times in need, planted each seed,
embrace her gently now we plead.

Petrina Lesko
September 2011

Linked to dVerse Poets Pub for this week's Poetics...  In Memoriam


Brian Miller said...

nice...our hopes and dreams for those that pass before us..and hopes to see them again on the other side....

ayala said...

a beautiful moving poem.

Mark Kerstetter said...

Thank you for sharing your prayer with the folks at the pub.

WyomingDiva said...

A very prayer-filled poem.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful verse of love, hope, and prayer. Thank you for sharing it.

seasideauthor said...

Really like your prayer in this write. Very well written and reads great too.

Kay L. Davies said...

Love and hope, and prayer and hope. An unbeatable combination.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Deniz said...

hi! happy days!:)

Lolamouse said...

Quiet, thoughtful, and beautiful.

Stafford Ray said...

"To take this soul with simple grace...
embrace her gently now we plead."
Bin Laden destroyed more than the towers. A trust and innocence that was in the American psyche seemed to go at the time. But it is back in a slightly different form as you (and we in sympathy) celebrate survival, bravery and hope.

Jingle Poetry said...

lovely one...

Blaga said...

deep emotions, words that easily find way to the heart! thanks for sharing!