Poem: “The Joy of God’s Creation”

The Joy of God’s Creation

In a house filled with loved ones,
Loneliness leached into my heart and mind.
Like water seeping through moss,
It soaked my soul, sinking me.
My heart, heavy with grief, ached
Like a swollen river exceeding its banks.

My only solace, the silk of my baby’s breath
against my cheek.
Her laughter lifts my spirits.
A sunny meadow, I bloom under her tender touch.
I clasp her to my bosom.
She creates a mother whose heart beats lightly with joy.

Stacy Peterson

Stacy received a BA in PSCI from VaTech and taught for several years. As a former Marine reservist and Officer Candidate, she brings Semper Fidelis to her vocation as wife and mother. She ponders the world around her and on occasion pens an essay. She may be reached at stacypeterson40@hotmail.com.