Haiku for Good Friday and Earth Day

by Rich Heffern

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These were written by my friend Vic Hummert who lives with his wife Rose in Lafayette, Louisiana. He is author of Breath of Life for All: Haiku Poetry in Defense of Nature. For more of his fine work, go to vichummert.org.

Jesus is reborn
Always in each one open
To God's compassion

To live or to die
Even fierce alligators
Wait on our consent

Share what you have now
Opportunities to give
Might not come again

Every moment God elects
To give us life
Through air, water and Earth

Of Earth we can say
"Late have I learned to love you”
Then hope we may grow

Preachers talk of God
Those in deep prayer go straight to
Our Source of all Love

Alone on a beach
Resting deep in a forest
We feel the Divine

What our future holds
Worry not so long as we
View life as sacred

By Divine consent
And the Breath of God
We continue in this life

We are faced with changes
Which must be made if we wish
To have a future

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