By Brian J. Mueller


Praise God!

My notebook becomes sacred
the moment I begin
filling up its pages
with mystical words
emanating from my soul.

I hear the word two,
then I write the word lovers.
Next I hear the word death
and I write the word doorway.

My soul comes out of the dark
and into focus as a tree,
as a babbling brook,
but also as a spider
to keep me a bit uneasy.

My soul is exactly
who I really am.
So my soul is serene,
ever reminding me
everything is precisely
as it should be.

My mom taught us the Serenity Prayer at a young age.
~ Toby Keith

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
~ Reinhold Niebuhr

The Poem of the Day appears courtesy of Brian Mueller. To see more of his poems, subscribe to his daily email poem or buy one of his books, visit his website.