An invitation…perhaps a toast…


As 2016 draws to a close I have wanted to post something to mark the occasion but words-for months it seems-escape me. 2017 is already shaping up to be filled with challenges and the intrusion of the future scrambles the now just a bit.  In the middle of the scramble, the best I’ve been able to conjure is a few words as a poem.  Poetry is not my forte so, perhaps, this is an invitation, or more of a toast for the coming year….whatever it is, I wish you all a beautiful 2017 and I’m looking forward to sharing the coming year with you!

Come to the table, oh, love,

There is room for you and all is made ready.

Come to the table, oh, love,

and bring your tears

for there are hearts enough gathered to bear your ache.

Come to the table, oh, love,

and bring your joy

for there are hearts enough gathered to toast in celebration.

Come to the table, oh, love,

for we are a broken contingent

with knowing hearts to welcome you in.

Come to the table, oh, love,

for here we sup with compassion-

hungered for peace;

drink with mirth,

our cups overflowing with hope;

weep in the quiet pauses, and embrace.

Come, come to the table, oh, love,

for all is prepared and we have a place for you.

 

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6 Replies to “An invitation…perhaps a toast…”

  1. This is a wonderful expression of love, hope and expectation. I love your way with words. 😉

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