of Love and other Gifts
I prayed for Love and Peace and Faith
in Doubt and Distress.
I cried, I called, I knelt, I wept
and asked for Holiness.
I was Confused, Alone and Lost –
but never Lost for long.
Your Voice was Sweetly calling back
in Nature and in Songs.
The Pride and Pain of fallen world,
cannot Your Love Prevent
You answer in the Word and Gifts
of Love and Peace and Faith.
Inspired by writings of Emily Dickinson and archimandrite Victor (Mamontov)
This poem also appears on my poetry page at Leonia Untied Methodist Church: