Looking into the fire
Four briquettes and a chunk of firelighter makes a lovely blaze,
Mass sung on the tv and Lyric fm like a babbling brook in the kitchen,
our highly insecure little Pom tries to relax on the colouredy rug
in front of the stove but poor Marley is just too highly strung
and yaps up startingly at some noise outside
Jesus, we are all on edge.
We need the daily porridge of prayer to settle us down
as the warm red fire slowly settles
until we get the blessing…..
The biblical “Shalom”
(Paul T Wickham RGN – http://www.paulwickham.com)