My heart was somber, cheerless,
When dawn appeared today.
A damper on my spirit, like a shroud,
Engulfed the rays of God’s sun,
I was pensive and felt there was no one to care,
Today the garb of deep
Was the mantle I would wear
Came this darkness
Bringing only gloom and shadows,
Stripping all pretense of caring,
Life going on all around me,
Thinking not of other’s pain.
Deep in this crater of
There’s room for no one in my domain.
Then the sun broke through the clouds, remolding,
Forming humble Friars kneeling.
Some bowed low, some arms uplifted,
All were to our God
Reminded, I bowed low
No orphan I, with him to care.
My heart then sang in
Now, his robe of peace I wear
EVELYN MCNULTA IS A NORTH AUGUSTA