Friday, July 31, 2015

O Lady of Guadalupe by Yvonne M. Lucia

O Lady of Guadalupe, 
I imagine you smiling 
at the celebrity you’ve become. 
Your image is everywhere, 
on coffee mugs and T-shirts, 
earrings and dish towels, 
your colorful legacy 
a talisman of hope
for common folk 
laboring in the daily grind. 
Our longing for 
compassionate presence, 
a mother’s unconditional love 
and tender care 
is met by your sweet gaze. 

Along with Juan Diego, 
your first incredulous disciple, 
we believe in miracles – 
believe that roses can bloom 
on rocky ground,
in wintry desolation.

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