Thursday, June 18, 2009

Rebellious spirits

How tenderly you hold us,
wrap us in the arms of your love,
carry us when our surroundings are unsafe.

How precious you find us,
how thoughtfully you clothe us,
how determinedly you mold us
so that we might find our way back home to you.

And still we are always looking,
at that which lies
just beyond our reach,
and hoping that some tasty treat
might prove more interesting to us
than this protected life.

Thank you for loving
our curious, rebellious spirits,
and for holding us
even when we dream of leaping away.

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