21 September

Sereima R Savu
Posted September 20, 2013 from Fiji

This may be early for some, but it is 21 September 2013 in my part of the world already and I offer this for the everyday peace of a few moments solace.

A Simple Respite

Father, may I sit and take my rest here, at Your House of Splendour?

I pray, You allow me this pause, to catch my breath and let my day drain out of me

I have returned from my labour and come bearing the work of my day

I humbly present my earnings and seek only a sign of Your approval

Your gentle frown tells me I have it

Blest, another side of me emerges:

Father, may I sit here, in the shade of a palm leaf?

To shelter, from the blazing sun the afternoon heat the walk up home and my daily chores

A gentle breeze stirs the air, cooling my body

Recovering myself I say:

My Lord, I thank You for letting me in and granting me blessings

I will return, to thank You and tell You how much pleasure they gave us

I pray I depart in Your good graces and will come back tomorrow to keep you company.

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Sep 21, 2013
Sep 21, 2013

Hello .. Personally i do not like the tone of taking permission from 'higher authority' and in this poem it looks like 'father' and 'lord' are so ... however 'here, in the shade of a palm leaf' i like so much this image ..