EARS OF MERCY BE OPEN


GOOD SUNDAY AFFIRMATION

Homecoming – POETRY by Rita A. Simmonds

I return to you,

sorry but certain you will not turn me away.

Youth is carefree

before truth that is flesh and bleeds

but will not go away.

The weight I’ve come to bear

but did not need to carry,

I place at your feet.

Tears, relief, a bit of fear–

After all these years

I dare to approach your longing for me.

The true weight I bear

is a love that cannot be overcome.

The years gone by, my offering.

I am old now, but your presence won’t recede.

I’ve given up everything

that can’t live with you eternally.

May this 5th Sunday in Lent give you peace.