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Sometimes the sun

Posted by Simon Parke, 13 June 2017, 8.30am

My poem of the week is one of mine, ‘Sometimes the sun’, written fifteen years ago while I was a priest off the Holloway Road in London.

Sometimes the sun

Sometimes the sun shines on the righteous
Sometimes the damaged tree survives
Sometimes the pain it has an ending
Sometimes the darkness in us dies

Sometimes the sun shines on the righteous
Sometimes the abused forgive and grow
Sometimes there’s cause for celebration
Sometimes there’s meaning in the flow

Sometimes the sun shines on the righteous
Sometimes the net seems full to burst
Sometimes there’s friendship in the laughter
Sometimes a drink for those who thirst

And sometimes the sun shines on the righteous
And sometimes God’s whisper echoes far
And sometimes good’s so good it beats the diamond
And shines across the bleak lands like a star

 
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