Living New Life
In this new world, with no fighting,
I see the gold, shining around everything, and my glasses seem like second lenses shrunken and wrinkled,
And even dads and moms here hear and see like new toddlers, strong,
Children most welcome here.
Breads and fruits and bars around our table.
We visit unhurried,
Words fully grasped and relished,
Joints firm and pain-free,
Eyes clear and tear-free.
Dads and moms and favorite uncles, gentle aunts,
All join us casually and calmly, all time-free and unhurried.
Littlest of children, brothers long gone, friends fevered away,
Join us calmly and brightly,
Smiles bright, pain lost.
Children, unhindered, ancient ones, unburdened,
Lost ones, found in mercy,
We converse in new ways.
Music casual and vivid, musicians always present,
Love always present,
We live new.
This Good News, shared, and found,
Fearless and fear-lost,
We join each other, and love unburdened.
Blood fresh and rich, hearts clean and strong,
Organs new again, we forget the notion of pain.
Righteousness, peace and joy!
(c) Tom Bolton, 7 January, 2013, Milwaukee
We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
Romans 6:4 New International Version (NIV)