"let your boat of life be light, packed with only
what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink:
for thirst is a dangerous thing"

Friday, 6 April 2012

the mag 111

it felt right to remove his
well worn shoes before kneeling
on the marble step 
to pray
he tried hard not to pray only when 
he needed help
so he threw in some thanks as well
although there were not too many things 
to be thankful for
these days
but he still gave thanks for his health and 
for the sun that rose every day
and the beauty of the seasons
(he loved this time of year when the seasons
changed and the air was crisp and the colours sharp)
he could not help thinking
(while he prayed) 
of all he had before
but had lost
and as much he missed his previous life
and watching his children grow
all he was praying for was to get 
that feeling back, 
that feeling
of being protected, safe
and cocooned
and most of all the warmth of
that feeling of 

With thanks to Tess at The Mag


  1. A familiar prayer. Very nice.

  2. We all want the same things - to love and be loved in return, to belong. Very nicely written.