Monday, April 2, 2012

Lenten Thoughts

© Victor P. Gendrano

Embrace each day with joy
give thanks for gift of life
living in borrowed time
in simple joy, delight.

Beauty is everywhere
if we but dare to look
within ourselves, others
or sound of nature’s brook.

Blooming flowers, bird’s songs
in warmth of sun-filled day,
kind words and warm smile
laughter in children’s play.

We are all sojourners
and life is but fleeting,
long after we are gone
bad or good deeds remain.

For we are truly dust
to dust we shall return,
power, riches, and fame
we leave after sojourn.

So resurrected Lord
in Your divine wisdom,
guide us simple mortals
right path to Your kingdom.

Reprinted from: Heritage magazine,
Vol. XII, No. 1, Spring 1998

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