Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Every dandelion carved with care
Every yellow petal pressed
With a patience I'd never dare
The same tenderness with which I'm blessed

Every blade of jade whetted
With the edge of unfailing hope
Every need of every creature meted
Beyond my finite scope

In a world of alien marvels
Yet in a home so warm with joy
Mary smiles as she warbles
Lullabies to her baby boy

And on a path of which I've tired
Such wonders keep my soul unmired

God bless,
Joshua Fahey

Monday, October 16, 2017


Were that I calm or still
I could drink of thee my fill
Instead of fretting low and high
Frenetic in my misery

Were that I heard thy voice
And to my heart no other noise
Instead my heart is cold
Thy stories remain untold

Let me be separate from
The worldly buzz and hum
And attend to greater things
To hark to thee O King of kings

God bless,
Joshua Fahey

Saturday, October 14, 2017

I Have Nothing

I have nothing in the realm of joy
Then O Lord you send down your rain
And standing in that glorious fall
I remember how to praise again

I have nothing peaceful in my soul
Just broken pieces on the whole
But then you send to me your light
And I sleep in your arms tonight

I have nothing on me but dirty rags
But I beg and plead each day
And you have sent me raiments of hope
So that in your house I'll stay

God bless,
Joshua Fahey

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Autumn Rain Haiku

Warm water, cold rain
Amid the falling prisms
The gift of living

God bless,
Joshua Fahey