The Miracle of My Life
I ache and sunshine lights my home.
I despair and awareness coaxes me toward other choices.
I complain at unfairness and failure
while opportunities for learning abound.
I yearn for more, yet my cupboards burst with belongings.
I resent unkindness while loving compassion
beats against the inner walls of my heart.
I grieve for mistakes and losses
and the miracle of my life shines
like a Christmas tree, twinkling.
I yearn for something different
and the moment contains
a fullness of grace and wonder
that waits to be received.
This poem flew to me a December afternoon of 1999 during the pain of a tailbone injury. I hurried to the computer so I could type the words that came like
children to presents on Christmas morning.
©2004 Star Kissed Shadows, Sher Lianne Christian
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Warmly, Sher Lianne Christian
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