Immanuel: God Here, Among Us

 

Laying the table for breakfast;
Immanuel.
Raising sleepy heads from beds;
Immanuel.
Calming the storms of siblings;
Immanuel.
Waving goodbye at the gate;
Immanuel.
Wandering home, alone;
Immanuel.
Making the beds, sweeping the floors;
Immanuel.
Sorting stinky socks;
Immanuel.
Folding laundry;
Immanuel.
Hands in soapy suds;
Immanuel.
Cup of tea, rocking chair;
Immanuel.
Later – cries of joy, “Mummy!”
Immanuel.
Soft-treading home in cold, winter light;
Immanuel.
Telling her, “No!”
Immanuel.
Again, “I said no!”
Immanuel.
Helping with homework;
Immanuel.
Tears before bedtime;
Immanuel.
Prayers and stories;
Immanuel.
Goodnight kisses;
Immanuel.
Crawling into bed;
Immanuel.
Slipping into dreams;
Immanuel.
Waking, heart-pounding;
Immanuel.
Nightmares and memories;
Immanuel.
“Dear God, help me.”
Immanuel.
Circling soft arms, “Shhhh.”
Immanuel.
His breath on my hair;
Immanuel.
Falling asleep, loved;
Immanuel.
My poem, written January 2013. Feel free to share, if you think it might be of use. Please just credit its authorship to me. So often we forget the sacredness of life, of living. It is a thing of beauty.

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