Monday, June 15, 2009
Funeral Prayer For The Living
Eternal rest grant unto us, O Lord,
whose hearts although beating
could easily be mistaken as dead;
ever-yearning for a sense of stillness,
but behaving as if bored by rest.
Let perpetual light shine upon us
illuminating corners and crevices
which shut off from You and ourselves
gather divisions, delusions, and more
deceptions than a hornet's nest.
May our souls rest in peace;
not that fallacious, fragile peace
which carries with it all the beauty
of bubbles blown by children;
abundant, but brief at best. Amen!