This poem expresses my hope in humanity and in the universal Forces that lift and edify us as we experience life, making us better and better souls. I believe in a Power that heals, that instructs, and that loves. I believe that human beings, by exercising the power of choice and by learning principles of goodness, can become noble and powerful and good. This poem, entitled “Psalm,” is both a prayer and a song, a reaching upward of the human mind to touch the Divine and invoke its powers on our behalf. Whatever your religious, spiritual, or philosophical inclinations, I hope you will enjoy this poem and the hope to which it aspires.
Let thy stiff knees bend
at the hem of that gracious garment,
Let thy weary head bow
beneath the benevolent hands
your face to his.
Let thine eyes permit
his omniscient eyes
to seek out the heights and depths
of your willing and wounded heart,
to close your cracks,
knit together your tears and broken bones,
anoint your bruises with balm.
Let the Mystery fill you,
above demons and fiends,
over faithless perpetrators,
who possess the power of worms
twisting under the sun.
Sway with the breeze, with the trees.
Soar with the clouds and the high-flying birds.
Dive with the falcons and the raindrops.
Crash and roar with the ocean waves.
Float with the green damselfly, a dandelion seed.
Breathe the winds and swallow the sun.
Arise a new creation, whole,
the glory of God,