Like an iris corm sleeping beneath the chilled earth
I, too, wait for my moment to emerge from below.
Weathered by icy snow, or warms-n-thaws that heave me so
My countenance strains under the stress despite a Divine plan.
When I stopped asking, “why?” I was left with less hope not more
For my search for meaning had brought me forward to face another day.
No answers have come, few bigger prayers have become reality
Yet my Lord has carried us with His unending love and care just the same.
We are going to make it to a better place one day, don’t you see?
The one where no tears carry the day and all is lovely and good.
Until then I wait or drag myself up after torments in the night, the day
Shall all thus make the happy ending sweeter one glorious day soon. JJ