The fifth last word

As the frog seeks its spawning ground,

I yearn for the waters of new life.

As the child wails for its mother’s breast,

I crave your loving tenderness.

As the hunger striker is starved of a reprieve,

I cry out for justice, or at least for mercy.

As one whose eyes are forever dimmed,

I thirst for the glory of God.

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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