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 some,

herbs and light 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,

any,time any day

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

Originally posted March 28, 2010

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