Fear Not

Angel of Bluebirds

Fear Not

my footsteps, muffled in the frigid morning,
break the icy crust
of the nights snow with each step

I scatter offerings to the winged creatures
as they perch in the fragrant evergreen boughs-
with bright eyes, they watch me

as I turn to go back in the warm house,
voices are lifted in song
and the sound of wings echo in the air

his voice on the phone
sounds strong
and brave
the stem cell transplant
is scheduled
for the new year
with word
that an angel will appear
to watch over him-
fear not.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings… Luke 2:10

*** Dear friends, As my brother faces this next challenge, I ask for your prayers, good thoughts and positive energy. My prayer is that he continues to receive excellent care, continues to respond to the treatment and that he lives a long and happy life. Thank you, Kathleen

28 thoughts on “Fear Not

  1. How good of you to share the story of your brother with us…we hope for the best..so many suffer during this time, all the time, and this caring is part of Christmas’s gift.

  2. voices are lifted in song
    and the sound of wings echo in the air…. this makes a hopeful background for a difficult situation in life…the hope shines through…prayers for your brother and hugs your way…

  3. How beautifully you expressed this message of love for your brother especially with the ending of Saint Luke .This last quote resonates with me. I sang the part of the angel in Vaughan Williams
    ” Hodie” almost 30 years ago and have only thought of it now because of your poem. Thank you. May your brother be remembered in all of our prayers for a full recovery.

  4. smiles…i imagine the angels will watch over him…i am glad that he is feeling strong…that snuck up on me a bit as i was appreciating feeding the birds and hearing their song…

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