Life May Be as Fragile as It Seems
Two rescue attempts in the evening;
Two deaths in the morning.
Life may be as fragile as it seems.
A tree survives when tended;
Flourishes when left alone.
Life is silently adamant;
Hope may be as near as it seems.
A light goes out;
The fire remains.
A door shuts tight;
A window invites.
Freedom may be as enduring as it seems.
God hides his face
And his image becomes clear;
He is manifest
And the knowing are blinded.
Sight may be as inward as it seems.
Justice is slow;
Pain is frequent.
Who does not welcome mercy?
Love may be as needed as it seems
If life is as fragile as it seems.