Friday, May 13, 2011

Speaking of Obligations.....(14)

St. Columcille of Ireland
Getting old is a mystery.
Sore back, sore feet, high blood pressure
and parts that shouldn’t be mentioned
just aren’t what they used to be. 

Sometimes I lay in bed at night
weeping over what hasn’t happened.
Sleepless as I wonder why.

Does everyone feel like this? 
And don’t we all hope
to simply get up in the morning
and do the right thing?
                     (Rhonda Palmer]

to read more about St. Columcille of Ireland (who managed to save civilization in his later years) go here:

(Almost (but not quite) the end of a series of poems inspired by the Long Obligatory Prayer)

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