Friday, March 24, 2017


Aching as I walked,
I wondered if my life would ever again
be joy-filled and bright.

Then I found my answer.
It was only a small shrub
– two bare branches rising up from the earth –
but at their tips
tiny green buds had appeared.

I breathed a prayer of thanks,
and was blessed again
by the yellow smiles of daffodils.

24March2017 - mshr