my saviour


Mary Cassatt

i think about childlike things
carefree optimism for what life brings

i wish i really believed those thoughts
instead of falling freely to worldy plots

it takes abandon to break this mold
and carry on in truth so bold

temporal life is right on track
to bring all to dust in loving lack

try as I may i shall not cede
to chaff of wheat and bitter mead

lo this travail in temporal way
shall ever succeed in moral decay

but hearken i shall to sweetened light
as Jesus my Saviour is in my sight

(c) 2017 rick stassi