A reblogged poem for St. Teresa of Calcutta on the occasion of her canonization today…
Just Like a Twinkling Star
(Tribute to Mother Teresa)
By Apolinario B Villalobos
Like a tranquil smoothly flowing stream
that ripples at the gentle touch of a falling leaf
and nudge of a rock down its path
your silence so unpredictable
and fragile like a thin sheet of ice
cracks even at the feather’s touch.
But just like a twinkling star
your light constantly guides
the wayward souls that roam the earth,
they who need a helping hand to be there –
a place they have been longing for
but just hindered by unseen hands.
and unselfishly extend a hand
so that those who have fallen
may again stand.