© Oksana Churakova

To have lived some of my lifetime
consonant with great souls:
Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama,
Dorothy Day, Elie Wiesel,
Maya Angelou, Pope Francis

and to walk in the garden
to admire that stand of bee balm,
to watch this chickadee
swoop down to the feeder,
snatch a morsel and wing away,
to hear the night‐time rain
pelt its staccato rhythm on the window.

Ken Gibble lives in Camp Hill, Pa.

Posted in: Humor in Religion, Poetry

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2 thoughts on “Blessing

  1. Sharon says:

    City & State
    Those are great blessings. My lifetime favorite blessing (and my personal definition of what a blessing is) is a butterfly landing on my shoulder. Thank you!

  2. Ken Gibble says:

    City & State
    Camp Hill
    That’s a blessing I have yet to experience. But maybe one day … ?

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