With a Word

Jenny Davis outlook8studio.com

Jenny Davis

“The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
      the God of glory thunders,
 The voice of the Lord is powerful;
      the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
      the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
 May the Lord give strength to his people!
 May the Lord bless his people with peace!” ~ Psalm 29:3-4 10-11

He said Light
and the sun rose
from out of darkness
He said Daylight
evening came

He said Life
Nature soared up
green wild deep blue
at play on the earth
He said Good

Peace begins
with a simple word
Just a word acted out
in a gesture of grace
Open hands

Say I Forgive
Will you forgive me
Say I Welcome you as
tho you welcome me
Open hearts

With a word
we create a world
An open space of Life
A closet of Death
With a word


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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