Steve Shoemaker’s poetry reminded Views from the Edge readers that there is “A Song for Each Kind of Day” [April 12, 2012].
On an ordinary day, today’s assigned reading from The Book of Common Prayer would have sent me scurrying for something brighter. But today is darkened by the cruelty of the announced intention to end legal protection of the ‘Dreamers’.
I hear in the psalmist’s voice the cries of the Dreamers.
tThose who seek after my life lay snares for me;
those who strive to hurt me speak of my ruin
and plot treachery all the day long. [Ps. 38:12]
Those who are my enemies without cause are mighty,
and many in number are those who hate me. [Ps. 38:19]
There is a song for each kind of day.
“O Lord, you know all my desires,
and my sighing is no hidden from you.” [Ps. 38:9]
“Make haste to help me,
O God of my salvation.” [Ps. 38:22]
- Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, September 6, 2017.