Thursday, December 8, 2011

Remind

Remind us how to pray
for we have forgotten the lament,
the praise, the triumph, the song
of the lost and the redeemed
the in-between

Remind us to sing, for we have forgotten
all manner of things we never knew
The songs of rejoicing, of trial and tear
The songs of pain and birth and fire
The songs that ever arc beyond understanding
oh, we have forgotten more
than we ever knew before

Readers and prophets! Writers and teachers!
Singers and speakers and makers and reachers!
Hold out the hope you hold inside
the small, the wide, the deep hope inside
let it go; it will return.
The in-between, we still must learn.

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