Sunday, January 1, 2017


She rises from the mist, a stranger 
  new only in our minds
  full of promise, hope, uncertainty.
Resolutions are frolicking dogs
  hard running hounds
  soon to perish along life's roadways.
Good intentions are high-flying doves,
  character is the hunter's shotgun,
  the trapper's snare, the fisherman's hook.
God's grace is sufficient
  to those who trust and cling
    to those whose soul submits
      to those who softly sing.