1.16.2007

Just cause

"Epiphany Poem"

Let it be the shepherd – quiet and cold at midnight

Let it be the Kings – bedaggled in robes and carrying gifts

Let it be the parking lot attendant – lonely and wondering

Let it be the tailor – stopped mid-seam – for a moment

Let it be the DJ – skipping a beat on purpose

Let it be the waitress — handling three orders & taking a second to think

Let it be the teenager – in between text messages

And the water carrier – burdened and late but mysteriously smiling

Let it be the playwright, the postman, the pastor, the poet

Let it be us — you and me — when we least expect it

~ Marianna Houston

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

MS: "Tomorrow is a work day and I've got to get stuff done or die trying."

How can you work when the crapo-meter is calling?

Toddie said...

That was gorgeous. Thank you for giving us a moment.

Anonymous said...

"bedaggled" = new word for me. I had to look it up.

Awesome poem.

Kristy said...

Let it not be MY waitress. Three orders is perfectly doable and I want my chai NOW.

ORION said...

Thank you for this.
I needed to stop and let inspiration find me again.
And now?
Back to work.

Nicole Cartier said...

Thank you for the "Soul Food." Because of the poem, I'm taking time for some silence...an open space where the Infinate can come into my daily, noisy routine. Time is our most precious commodity, and I'm spending my wisely.

Kim Stagliano said...

For me it was the young hairstylist yesterday who cut my 10 year old daughter w/ autism's hair. She was so kind - so careful. She even asked if it was OK to turn on the hair dryer. (NO!) You never know where kindness or an intuitive connection might come from when you need it. These moments soothe the soul. Soothe the soul.

KS

Robin L. said...

That is a fantastic poem! Thank you for posting it!

Miri said...

Thank you, Miss Snark, for presenting me with the perfect moment to stop and think and be inspired.

Sometimes I wonder when our busy go-go-go culture will just wear itself out...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this.

Pax Domine sit semper vobiscum

Laura(southernxyl) said...

Nice poem.

Somehow it reminds me of the beginning of "Godspell".

LadyBronco said...

What a nice ending to a crazy day.

Thanks for the much-needed pause.

JPD said...

Let it also be with you, MS.... Thanks again, and enjoy this moment for what it is, and what you least expected...

JPD (his word ver: EEUXE)

Alley Splat said...

Yes, thanks for an moment of unexpected peace.

Termagant 2 said...

"Bedaggled" -- a new word for me, but very evocative. It works, somehow.

Thanks for the moment of beauty.

T2

Kate Thornton said...

Thank you, Miss Snark.

Julie Wright said...

Thanks for a post that allows me to take a breath and exhale my own stress.

lizzie26 said...

Needed that. Thanks, Miss Snark!

i_heart_francis said...

i have forever used bedraggled and have never even heard of this fandangled word. i will use it in a sentence three times this week, though i make no promises not to mistakenly say bedazzled.

i am so cute.