General Poetry posted January 13, 2020

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a sonnet


by Coco Jane

“May God bless you”--what does that really do?              
Will favor shine and brighten all our days?                      
No, blessings don’t float down on me or you;                              
God uses us to bless, in common ways.                                      
This is our charge—to be the blessings offered.                         
To be His hands and voice to any neighbor,                     
To lift the fallen, feed all hungers suffered,                      
And give some rest to those in trials and labor                            
Let someone go ahead in checkout lines.                                    
Invite a stranger to sit next to you.                                              
Look in on those who dwell in lone confines.                                                          
Pray, teach, GoFundMe, charity—or two.                                                                          And when thus serving others we commence,
The blessing is its own sure recompense.


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