Christmas Check Out

Christmas Check Out

“I’m not looking forward to Christmas,”   The lass on the store check-out cries, Pinging the goods on the rumbling belt – The bread, and the wine, and the pies. I watch, as I stand in the fidgety queue As the lassie enlightens us all....
War Wounded

War Wounded

Across our planet earth there bleed the wounds of war, with livelihoods destroyed and cherished homes no  more; the people flee, abused and scarred and travelling far, poor refugees.   Across our planet earth the wounds of war go deep with generations taught...
The Peace of Wild Things

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild...

Praying for Lucy

Come down, O Christ, and help me! Reach thy hand, For I am drowning in a stormier sea Than Simon on thy Lake of Galilee: The wine of life is spilt upon the sand, Me heart is in some famine-murdered land Whence all good things have perished utterly, And well I know my...