we part

Lord, we part
the days and hours
when space in sync
was sweetly ours
a gift we know
this tide imprints
a lasting mark
of heaven hint
the joy and mirth
authentic scenes
abridge the miles
that stretch between
and when the years
away add up
return our minds
and fill our cups
to all the buds
this span allowed
the green and growth
of what is bound
and ever true
Your promise soars
we’re each of us



The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. – Numbers 6:24-26

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come home kin

come home kin
from far or close
back to roots
and tribe He chose
for dawn to break
in each our lives
or source of seed
for grooms and brides
come home kin
to humor same
and allied knowing
and once again
we will laugh
and eat, and sing
and conversate
of God’s good things
come home kin
for years have brought
both loss and death
not near forgot
yet life alights
when we converge
and healing tears
of peace emerge
so come home kin
oh awesome clan
to place where line
and house began
and we’ll renew
restore, remind
with Father’s Love
the tie that binds.

Awes Reunion Poster 1.1

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. – Hebrews 10:24-25

This poem was inspired by and written for the Awes Family, who gathered, stirred, loved and encouraged each other in July. All LOVE to you, my kin. 🙂

image: custom reunion drawing by the talented Rachel Awes: www.rachelawes.com