awaken

rise up
rise up

i awaken to
the calling of
God
beckoning me to rise-
walk
in stillness-
accepting
today
is
a new day
a path awaits…
as the crisp
winter air
nips at my fingertips
my eyes
take in the
first colored light of day…

behold the beauty
behold the beauty

tiny sandpipers
are nestled in the sand
keeping warm
seagulls stand
as the sun
warms their
tail feathers
they flit up quickly
circle the shore
then once more land
upon the soft sand

winged flight
winged flight

a beautiful pelican
with bright yellow feathers
upon his head sits alone
resting
as the sun
kisses him hello
i too still myself
i sit down
and watch him…
i love pelican
to me they are majestic
they are full of grace
as they glide skimming the tip of water
looking for nourishment
back and forth
up and down the beach
like silk cascading…
i feel their power
their sweet surrender
to life’s challenges…
My friend takes flight
i stand and turn toward home

God's eye
God’s eye

before me
a perfect shell
the eye
staring up at me
it is God’s eye
calling me
filling me
leading me
towards
my faith path
of
teaching
Nautilus…
My day centered
on faith
i walk towards
home…