Grace and Favour

Grace and Favour

For all that a life that's truly led

provides the anxious soul with balm,

yet a gentle breeze, invisible and calm,

precedes the storm where the meek have fled.


In Summer's graceful darkling glides the hawk

in flight over burnished grain, 'till late

a final stoop unearths its prey: its fate

the slashing shadows where the killers stalk.


Though seasons full with memories settle

on tender hearts grown cynic and hard,

yet marching years must need a lowering guard;

drawing days down, to test their mettle.


Ancient angels line the road ahead

as lanterns, crystalline and innocent,

light the way; favouring the proud immigrant

with thanks for promises forever unsaid.


Come walk with me in grace, as heavens fall.


Chris Hubbard




River Bells Ringing ►


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Chris Hubbard

Fri 1st Feb 2019 02:17

To Clarke and Jennifer,

I am really touched by your generous responses to 'Grace and Favour'. Thank you.

I was asked recently 'What is it about?' and I replied that it was about slowing down as the years slide by, and about seeking calmness, even serenity, within one's own world.


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jennifer Malden

Thu 31st Jan 2019 16:03

Agree with Clarke - awesome . Beautiful language - graceful darkling - slashing shadows - marching years. Can really relate to this as the years are really marching for me now, anyway. Thank you for a really good poem.


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Thu 31st Jan 2019 12:49

Awesome...classic. Thanks for a great read, friend.

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