A Song to Sing

Michele Hoben michelehoben.com

Michele Hoben            michelehoben.com

“But I trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord, because God
has dealt bountifully with me.” ~ Psalm 13:5-6

Listen to the song
of the field`workers
The apple`pickers atop
ladders among limbs
heavy with harvest

A song of freedom
from those only free
enough to work today
for their daily bread
tortilla rice & beans

Bankers do not sing
while counting money
but buy songs on discs
to slip into their Bose
listen thru ear`buds

A song of bondage
from those who own
whatever they want but
love nothing they own
have nothing to sing

The poor are grateful
for everything is a gift
the sunlight water wind
each the finger of God
touching a thirsty soul


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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7 Responses to A Song to Sing

  1. a veritable addition to the stanzas of “The Internationale”


  2. deuxiemepeau says:

    Beautifully said Peter.


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