God, let me have health enough
to do the work that is mine to do,
to walk in the woods and sing to the trees
to write poetry about this amazing world
to explore rivers, mountains, and oceans
and to love the unseen mysteries I find along the way
to have adventures, take photos and write about all of it
to be a child.
Let me have the wisdom to clear away the debris left over
from earlier years
so I can see more clearly the joy that’s here for me now
and the many people, things and surprises there are to love
in this wonderful life.
I’m so grateful to have the tasks you have given me
You could not have assigned me a calling I would love more.
Please help me stay well enough to do it all. Amen.
©Carole Fults photo and poem