Friday, December 14, 2012

Poetry Friday: This Peace






So many words to say, but I'm opting for silence
So many days to live
I thinking I'm sitting this one out
Cause something I've been chasing finally stop to let me catch it
Something I've been longing for and dreaming about 

It's a whisper in my ear
It's a shiver up my spine
 It's the gratitude I feel for all that's right 
It's a mystery appeal that's been granted me tonight
This peace

It's something so elusive
Something close but far away
It's the home that I can't live in yet somewhere in outer space 
And sometimes I barely miss it when I walk into the room
The curtains are still swaying and I feel the air move 

And it whispers in my ear and it shivers up my spine 
It's the gratitude I feel for all that's right 
It's a mystery appeal that's been granted me tonight 
This peace

No time to grab a camera
No time to write it down
Just time enough to breathe it in 
And linger 

It's a whisper in my ear 
It's a shiver up my spine
It's the gratitude I feel for all that's right
It's a mystery appeal that's been granted me tonight
This peace 
This peace 

Sara Groves



I had this YouTube page open on my laptop, ready to post it the first chance I got in my hectic day.  Then the news came through about Connecticut and it seemed even more appropriate.  There's so much that is not right in this world, so much suffering and horror.  In this holiday season, and end of school season, when we're all busy and the news is screaming at us about tragedies we can hardly bear to imagine, I wish you a little peace today, a little gratitude for all that's right in your life. 

Here's today's Poetry Friday roundup.

7 comments:

Robyn Hood Black said...

Thank you for sharing, Ruth, especially on this tragic day. Wishing you peace as well.

jama said...

Thanks, Ruth. It's so hard to process everything that's happening today.

Steve Peterson said...

Listening was the right thing for me to do. Thank you for the opportunity, Ruth. Peace.

Janet said...

I didn't listen to news till this evening and didn't learn of the tragedy until then. Unspeakable.

Joyce Ray said...

Sara Groves' poem is wonderful. Thanks for the reminder that there are still many things right in this broken world.

Donna said...

Beautiful! Love I"t's a whisper in my ear
It's a shiver up my spine
It's the gratitude I feel for all that's right "

Mary Lee said...

Thank you.