December 5, 1929 & “A Promise”

Thurs., 5  Henrietta comes out in the afteroon. Karl started for Chicago to-day, to be gone 8 days.

another poem, as I am determined to finish posting the poems from Green Mountain Echoes before the end of the year. This one, I am certain, written from her experience of having a son in Italy during WWI.

A PROMISE

An old Book lies on my table

At places it opens quite free,

The sunset glow falls over the page

Where a promise looks up at me,

 

“Therefore I say unto you

What things soever ye desire,

When ye pray,

Believe that ye receive them,

And ye shall have them.”

 

The old Book lies on my talbe,

Its promise looks up at me,

But the thunder of guns is booming

Above the roar of the sea.

 

S.O.S. thru the echoing day,

Recurrent, insistent they call,

While an empty coat is hanging

Where the sunset touches the wall.

 

A boy has answered the summons,

The call of the booming guns,

While America’s mothers are praying,

“O God, protect our sons.”

 

The sunset illumines the page

Where a promise looks up at me,

And a still small Voice is speaking

Above the roar of the sea,

 

“Therefore I say unto you,

What things soever ye desire,

When ye pray,

Believe that ye receive them,

And ye shall have them.”

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