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SINGLENESS – Padraig Daly OSA

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There will be joy too in your singleness
As when gloom lifes while you listen
From some heart fastened to sorrow

As when children in schoolyards ambush you
And drag you off in riotous play
As when affection swamps you in a festive congregation

As when ailing women your visit in shabby flats
Fall silent
Before the mystery of broken bread

As when the dying bless you
With their last
Most precious smiles

As when, sitting in the silence of automatic prayer
You know suddenly
You are being visited by God

The old will shelter in your untidy heart
The young will know in you
The laughter of Yahweh

And the wretched see
You have no spouse
But them

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