how to wait

in eagerness

with expectation

when a struggling multitude

flashes across the screen

earth-shattering upheaval

seen today

are we not one 

there too

nations with pageantry

colour galore

or clock-like precision

these voiceless people

are we not one 

and closer still

those scrambling for more

more ever more

causing deluge and divide

the ever widening gap

are we not one 

and so

from some inner depth

comes forth a longing

a yearning

for readiness to believe

to welcome

the goodness in me

the God-ness in you 


we wait with eagerness

in expectation

for we are one

By Sr. Marie Clarkson, OLM