Walking Beside You

Someone’s walking beside you 
One you cannot always see
They arrived before you made your steps 
They’ll be there when you continue you on your journey
You are not alone.
Sometimes it’s the person in the grocery store
Reminding you of something you’ve forgotten – the story of BREAD. 

Another day it’s the vulture waiting on the roof
To alert you: every death is followed 
by new birth
Or the neighbors who pause to see what you cannot
and share it. 
An old friend; a very new friend
Someone is walking up beside you
Offering peace
Offering hope
Offering love
Wait for it.

As the light arrives
When you are given the gift to see
Receive and be grateful
These are blessings
of our Creator. 
For all the days we do not see
Or hear the footsteps
No presence felt or known
Even still…
someone is 
walking up beside you. 
Wait for it 
and keep 
moving forward.

One thought on “Walking Beside You

  • Oh how I needed this today!!!! Thank you for giving words to my faith when I cannot utter them. Oh yes! There will be a day!!!! Mom

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