Harold Macdonald's Muse























Firm Ground



Harold Macdonald

I no long want to know the other side

to penetrate the omnipresent rain

and find beyond, a greenery again

and walk with those who long ago have died


There is no strength in vain conjectures

but the weak response of not knowing;

(Better look alive where one is going!)

be guided by the present, earthly vectors.


And by Jesus’ words which reassure

"This day you’ll be with me in paradise";

where evil is no more, nor vice

where friendship in this life endures


Trust in God! And stand your ground!

No greater certainty than God is found.


Midi: Russian Contakion

Background: Canadian Shield

To commemorate the birthday and life of my father, long deceased.