I am at a Writer’s Retreat at Mercy By the Sea in CT. We were given a writing prompt with instruction to choose the paper that “called out to you” and write about it! We had 10 minutes. Here is my “offering”!!
Tender Shoots The fragile green of new life Bright with possibility and vitality The green of tender shoots Emerging from the dark Exposed now to sun and water Wind and love The shoots of promise, Of anticipation, of life unto death The green of new grass, new leaves All eagerly awaiting warmth And longer days As they emerge unafraid. Can we ever return To that state of new, fresh, and eager? Can we ever release fear, Distrust and sadness And embrace our new growth Nurture our tender shoots Receive the Son, the warmth, the light. Drink the Water of Life?