For today's prompt, take the phrase "(blank) World,"
replace the blank with a word or phrase,
make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.
I wonder what today will bring
As morning spreads glistening wings
Above earth’s-re-emerging bars
As heaven blushes away stars
And darkened awnings thin until
Dawn fills a worldwide windowsill
I wonder at mercy renewed
My heart, a cup of gratitude
That while we slept God didn’t scorn
His promise and withheld new morn
(Though we have made a sorry mess
Of reverence and righteousness)
I wonder at the way the world
Now wide awake and dew-drop pearled
Invites the likes of you and me
To endless possibility
As sky-wide gates are flung ajar
And mercy meets us where we are
I wonder at the world at large
Where we, aboard its season-barge
And fellow-travelers; as such
I wonder why we fight so much
Instead of using Time’s Short-Sweet
To help each other to our feet
I wonder what today will bear
Before it slips into thin air
And earth is tucked beneath a quilt
Of stars on blue and echo-gilt
I wonder, nay, pray it will be
© Janet Martin
Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel,
who alone works wonders.
And blessed be His glorious name forever;
and may the whole earth be filled with His glory.
Amen and Amen.
– Psalm 72:18-19