fear not

Never have we needed
to hear it more

as Mary, terrified, must have
received the angel’s tidings.

Or the same words delivered
to others whose faith was slipping

or perhaps had vanished entirely—
how did it sound to them?

In these days of trial and peril
let us embrace the message,

which, when absorbed
with our deepest breaths,

heartens and reassures,
counsels trust, even as we

weather the most frightful
storms, reminds us that we

are the sky through which the clot
of weather-beaten cloud passes,

where the eternal sun shines,
where abiding peace prevails.

Jan Haag
December 2020

Photo / Michael S. Williamson

About janishaag

Writer, writing teacher, editor
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to fear not

  1. Connie Raub says:

    Lovely!

  2. bluesmanwithacamera says:

    Wonderful, Jan!

  3. Donna Just says:

    Lovely!

  4. Dick Tracy says:

    Amen!

  5. Linda J Miller says:

    So comforting. Thank you, Jan.

  6. Jo Shuman says:

    Beautiful, Jan!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s