Wednesday, November 05, 2008

These Are the Tasks

These are the tasks the past has laid
before us. It's time. Be undismayed.
Rebuild the earth to house the weak.
Comfort the sick, protect the meek.
Give honor to the men who’ve paid

the price that war extracts. They've prayed
for this. We've seen our nation frayed
by strife. It's time. It's change we seek.
These are the tasks

that must be balanced out and weighed;
The peace restored; all debts repaid;
all fears allayed. It's time to speak
with clarity – each voice unique
yet one with hope and unafraid.
These are the tasks.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's perfect and so true. Have I told you lately that I'm proud to know you? :)