To Pastor Anne – Mentor

25 Jan

Kite of Spirit-wind
the mention of Zambia lifts you
into currents of memory –
dancing, singing, preaching –
class ascends with you
the kite’s tail.

Breeze swoops you
in a prophetic direction:
“You have dreams,
abandon cynicism
let God have His way.”
We trail behind
not sure where this is going.
You reassure us, laughing:
“You’re in for the ride of your life!”

We descend,
spend last moments aloft
in prayer
then thump
onto earth again

drive home, eat lunch,
get back to work
dream of being kites ourselves
swooping, soaring
living dangerously
at Wind’s mercy.

©  Violet Nesdoly

Posted by on January 25, 2011 in People, Religious


5 responses to “To Pastor Anne – Mentor

  1. Charles van Gorkom

    January 25, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Thank-you, Violet, for the invitation. I knew it would entail a detour, and I knew I would not be sorry, in fact, that I would be enriched. I was so right in every case and I so gratefully am.


  2. Jingle

    March 7, 2011 at 9:01 am

    beautiful flow…

    life is a mix of ups and downs, sadness and happiness.

    stay upbeat, you rock.
    welcome to JP…



  3. Charlie Parant

    March 8, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    a nice tribute is how I read this…thanks for sharing this, Violet


  4. bward42

    March 9, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Really powerful words. I really liked the contrasts in your poem! Well done 🙂


  5. promising poets parking lot

    March 25, 2011 at 7:34 am

    keep it up.

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