Revision and re-titling of a poem posted here in February of this year.

Cherish the Sparrow

Cherish the sparrow
in a world of traffic.

Give thanks for cloisters
and quiet wisdom.

Prize the frail light
of six in the morning.

Hold to the human,
the flawed, the hurting.

Reject television:

the standard, the fake.

Tiptoe to approach
small lives in the hedges.

Wish upon several
immeasurable suns.

Embrace the common,
the close, the warm.

Yearn for the palpable,
ache for the near.

Crave consolation,
pockets of silence.

Sit in this life,

in this wayside chapel.

Hurt as you reckon

missed chances of mercy.

Hear the clock tick
in the sheltering dark.

Drink clear water
and wait for April.

Remember tomorrow,
recall the future.

Its name is promise,
its place is joy.

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Written on 2018-07-27 at 08:58

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Wonderful, especially the last 2 lines :)

John holliday
Beautifully definitely resonates with me....