Life changes.
We change.
Part of a
reciprocal process.

A continuous test
to help us find our way
in a vast world
of chance and change.

Moving beyond
survival mode.
Forever testing
our faith

in God, people,
the rest of
the universe
and ourselves.

Learning to listen
for the word of God
and believe God
is listening to us.

Helping us learn
how to put aside
our doubts, fears,
renew hope and love.

This is needed
to make us stronger.
To embrace the belief
we can move ourselves.

We can move beyond
survival mode
to welcome today,
be willing to learn

how to value love,
friendship, joy,
to forgive ourselves
and others. Amen.


Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. Janet prefers different and original over pretty. She loves collecting stuff, but cleaning not so much. Janet also talks to strangers. A lot. Her column appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.