Arms Out

My Nan stretched out her arms

To receive her shroud

The dress that she would wear

About to die

She knew where she was going

Knew that it was time

Be dressed for action

The Lord says

Nan was

And she was mine


Let your lamps be lit

The Lord reminds us

Be ready now each day

To play the game

The drama of this world

Demands your presence

You are on the stage

Nothing can be the same


Do not retire from life

Until the game’s up

Play the part assigned to you

And live

Our sufferings bring wisdom

Help others learn that too

Stretch out your arms

There’s more for you to do


Brian Fahy

19 October 2021

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