Where You Find It

In a sentence opening a paragraph
closing a section of a chapter
in a book on my shelf

is a message
that sustains me
in times that weigh heavily
within my spirit:

“Gratitude is the healing ointment for brokenness.”

© 2010 Shari Lynne Smothers

NOTE: Quote comes from page 118 in Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul, © 2003 by Erwin Raphael McManus

Day 4 prompt: Write a “containment” poem; details here from 2010 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

About Shari Smothers

Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

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