this is a prayer and a blessing.
a blessing for the grey days
for these black and white days.
a blessing for those who are afraid.
for those who are angry.
for those who just don’t know what to think.
this is not a blessing of fear,
or capitalism’s greedy grasp.
this is a prayer for all of us,
for this world we know,
for this world we no longer recognize.
a prayer for those with power,
to wield it gently, wisely, firmly.
a prayer for those who feel powerless,
to speak up bravely, wisely, firmly.
this is a prayer from an anxious heart,
from a cynic who fears the worst,
from a trusting soul with some hope still left.
this is a prayer filled with love,
for all of those in hiding today
for all of those marching today
for all of those tuned in or tuned out.
this is a prayer for today,
and all of the changes to come.
a prayer that good will triumph over evil,
that peace will prevail,
that hatred cannot overcome,
so this is a prayer and a blessing.
a prayer for those holding on,
a blessing for those standing strong.
these tears are a prayer and a blessing.
offered in solidarity,
and in faith.