Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Tsunami Confession of Hope

Creeping up on us,
slowly, insidiously,
the waters rise.

Forces beyond us
drag us
into the unknown.

The oceans teeming with life
also salt the earth with death.
The beaches and reefs of paradise-welcome
become a graveyard
where salty tears mingle with the receding tide.

A sense of inevitability drives away hope.
Resignation to depression takes hold.

What is this state of sin?
The loss of belief in possibility
becomes its own obstacle to experiencing life.

Yet, walking on water
and commanding the waves
invites us to believe
in miracles.

(C) 2017, A.Koh-Butler

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