Do not forsake Wisdom, and she will protect you; love her and she will watch over you.

Proverbs 4:6



In arms secure we are cradled

Nurtured here with hidden strength

Whispered through the fearful night

Mother’s words 

our comfort.

Stepping out we seek our own paths

Weighty teachings laid aside

Deaf, we turn to walk away


we are exposed.

Wandering lost through desert lands

Until enfolded in your shadow

Experience and insight entwined

Father’s truth 

our shelter.

Drawn together in shafts of light

Illuminating the darkest corners

Watching over one another

Brother’s wisdom 

our protection.

Tracy Ingham