A short poem for March by Susan Gately

[New City Magazine – March 2021, page 23]

What lessons you are teaching me Lord

One by one, whipped away

My strength, my capability – life as I knew it.

I thought my life was mine

Not realising it was all yours

That everything was gift

Every moment in your keeping.

Now I understand

Nothing is mine

But the now:

No future plans to make

Just Yes to you in bites of food

The pains and aches

And tiredness:

Yes to you

Accepting the life of an invalid

May be my lot,

My only good


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