February 14, 2020

My Journey to God


I turn to the window to see trees bend, watch
water flow down the street, splash on concrete.
Thunder peals. Water pools, pours over gutters.

This type of storm doubled Noah’s pace as he
finished his boat, herded animals through mud,
gathered moles and rabbits from flooded holes.

St. Paul states, eight persons in all saved in the ark,
saved by one old man’s faith, baptized in God’s flood.
Under the first rainbow the deluge ebbs.

By Michael Barrett

(Michael Barrett is a member of St. Philip Neri Parish in Indianapolis.)

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