A PLACE IN THE SUN

I long for a place,

A place in the sun,

Where a body can rest.

And watch everyone

As they go by,

While restful I lie

Back in a chair.

Without worry or care;

Give me a place

A place in the sun

Where I can plant

Daisies and one’s

Favorite herbs and tender young greens,

Tomatoes and carrots,

And lots of green beans;

Give me a place,

A place in the sun

Where I can see

Kids as they run,

Shouting and laughing,

Joyful at play,

Give me that place,

Anytime, anywhere,

For now I labor

Hard ‘neath the sun,

My body grows weak,

My work still undone;

I look to the skies

And tearful, I say,

Give me that place, Lord,

Give it today.

 

Sandra Lee Smith, March, 2010

 

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