Monday, June 27, 2016

We Couldn't Be Any Happier

some people say we don't live well
who don't think millions more are swell
who don't frequent the cote d azur

or take each summer the Grand Tour
but I have news to them to say
that those who in their shadows play

enjoy the freedom of their place
much more than those who endless chase
and rope each rainbow after rain

and fear it may go down the drain
while those with not much left to lose
breathe deep the air that God imbues

and watch the gold of sunset still
the rose unfold the robin's sill
with wonder, any time of day

and each new season
when we pray
oh God we thank you for today

we couldn't be any happier.

mary angela douglas 27 june 2016