Oh Lord it is not funny,
The way you sometimes teach us lessons
We think we already know-
Yet I am humbled.
Something precious to me is lost,
And I recall that nothing
Nothing at all
Belongs to us,
It is only given for a while.
Yet I recall there is one thing
Given forever, the gift of love,
And only we humans take it back.
Even our pets are more faithful.
So Lord, I cling-
To your love
And the love of he who is precious-
And I pray that one day soon
You will teach me a lesson
George R. Pasley
February 7, 2017