Friday, March 17, 2017

what i wish for you

i wish you
every grace
when friends betray—
when you fail
to love—
hope when despair
grips your soul,
limber and strong—
long shadows
cast by joy’s light,
sight in place of fright,
mercy in place of might
when bullies loom—
i wish doom
to death—
i wish you a place
where you can take a deep breath,
heaven’s haven
where you can drink till
you are drunk
with God’s blood—
flowing, breaking
the lock-step, making
you stagger, till
you find yourself still
inside, dancing
outside, branching
limbs to embrace the sky,
smiling wide with happy sighs,
beheld by loving eyes.

what i wish for you
by troy cady

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