O, weak and worrisome heart of mine,
Who guards today's joys as if tomorrow had none,
Who mourns the passing of each good
Because it is not eternal.
O foolish grasping heart of mine,
Building a wall against the waves
To capture the retreating water,
Have you forgotten the ocean's expanse
Or the constancy of the tide's ebb and flow?
Dear heart so starved for God's goodness,
The waters will come quench again.
As surely as God's breath formed this earth
He will wreck your walls with his blessings.
Therefore, let today's joys go un-encircled
So your hands are free for tomorrow.
Let the children grow into adulthood.
Say goodbye to those who must go.
Abandon your ideals proven hollow.
And stop longing for what cannot be.
Then enter tomorrow's glory unhindered
Fearing not its scarcity or unknown quality,
For there is manna waiting in the wilderness
When you enjoy today's food today.