A Prayer for You
I whisper into the wind
that blows gently off the sea.
I speak of peace
into the frosty white haze.
My prayer released for you
into the blue-gray sky.
My hopes carried by the waves
as they roll back from the shore.
May you find strength like rocks
that anchor along the beach.
May you feel grace like the birds
who float through the sky.
May you find treasure in today
like colorful shells gathered from the sand.
I wrote this poem for a friend with terminal cancer. It arose out of a connection I felt with her while on my holiday beach vacation.
“It is in the speaking of one’s heart that makes a human being human. For even if no one hears us, it is the act of speaking that frees us by letting the spirit swim and fly through the world.” – Mark Nepo
* I took this photo at sunrise on Lake Koronis, Minnesota from my friend’s dock.