Choosing to Believe…Today


hands come together in prayer
to form a flame
bringing light to darkness

the flame dances
tracing flower petals in the air
a garden blooms in the night

let there be light
warming and illuminating
cutting and cauterizing

this light a focused flame
piercing and strong
this is the light we need

and with it love
a mother’s love
fierce and unforgiving

protecting the innocent
from predators ruled by hunger
for all that is not theirs

let this light guide us
let this love protect us
as we bring our hands together

in prayer