Cherishing the word cozy today
while I pray for drivers to be safe!
(Victoria just made it home after being sent home early!
Wow! Was I relieved to see her! And wow, was she relieved too)
The feeding station has been flooded with feather-flurry all morning
Don’t wait for wonder; look and see
For surely, purely poetry
Brims from a beauty-giddy fount
In glints too manifold to count
Like petals from a blossom-tree
Don’t wait for wishes to come true
Let Mercy’s Meanwhile run us through
With wonder-wild astonishment
To smile away longing’s lament
And make us humbly thankful too
Don’t wait for what already is
Of giggle, snuggle, hug and kiss
For if we look beyond today
To pine for morrow’s might or may
How much of here and now we miss
Don’t wait for wonder’s sweet surprise
While plundering a sea of sighs
But take the time to look and see
To touch the hand of Majesty
And gaze into the Giver’s eyes
Don't fall for some far-off decoy
But cherish words like 'girl and 'boy'
For far too soon the picture fades
Into floats in phantom parades
That echo with yesterday's joy
© Janet Martin
Cherish words like girl and boy...and COZY!