Candy Alpha, Sort Omega-
For those budding within the early levels of life, we give thanks.
After which for those nearing the ends of things-
for his or her final breaths
their heat tears
their final seems round this earth-
with aching hearts, we thanks too.
Prayers are constructing in our hearts.
Feelings are thrashing about.
Even in moments of gratitude
Our wailing is louder than our reward.
Pricey Omega, Tender Alpha,
Look after our hearts left wounded by losses and endings.
The Rev. Michelle L. Torigian is the Senior Pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, Illinois. Her essay “All the time a Pastor, By no means the Bride” was within the RevGalBlogPals guide There’s a Girl within the Pulpit. She additionally has chapters within the books Sacred Habits: The Rise of the Inventive Clergy and A Little one Laughs: Prayers for Justice and Hope. Torigian blogs at http://www.michelletorigian.com.
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