Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Forecast For 2017



 There Will Be Birthdays...
Easter...
Christmas...
 New Year...
 ...and so much more!
Laughter...
Thanksgiving...
War...
Love...
These cards were once-upon-a-long-ago sent to my grandparents...



There will be death
And birth
The earth
Will bear the brunt
Of haste and greed
But by divine
Authority
The bark will bloom
With broken seed

There will be tears
And fears
The year
Will burgeon with
Uncertainty
There will be hate
And love and war
And faithful God’s
Fidelity


There will be rain
And pain
And grain
Fields rippling
Gold ‘neath golden sun
There will be loss
And Sunday dinners
And mothers praying
When day is done

There will be June
High noon
Blue moon
And soon petals
Where snowflakes fall
There will be bloodshed
Horror, hope
And heaven for some
But not all

There will be care
Despair
And prayer
To He who
Never changes, no,
Though churches stand
Bereft landmarks
Of faith forsaken
Long ago

Yes, there will be death
Birthdays,
Weddings,
Both firsts and lasts
Will turn to dust
There will be doubt
But never without
God, wherein
Mankind may trust

© Janet Martin




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