Monday, December 3, 2012

Gather



We are gathered here
So those greeting words go
Together in prayer

Bidden to celebrate
Our life in all its fullness
And joy in being

So in the spring love
Joined in happy wedded bliss
Eying each other

Soon they are smiling
A bundle of joy and more
Their love is complete

The names that they choose
Link gathered families
And bonds are strengthened

Sadness is ever close
When parting prayers are spoken
As lives reach their end

We are gathered here
So those greeting words go
Together in prayer

5 comments:

  1. This was beautiful Old Egg! I loved how you tied the path of life together with the invocation, words so familiar to me from my years in church. We do indeed gather to welcome, to bless, and to say goodbye... and from this side of life, it all seems to pass too quickly. You wrote it perfectly!

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  2. That was lovely. I don't like to think about the "parting" part, though - - :)

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  3. Great writing! I'm with Judy...don't like thinking about the parting part but it's all a part of it, right?

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  4. Life and death both linked with prayers :)
    So beautifully expressed ..

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  5. Very lovely. Interesting how "parting" unites so many.

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