Not My Will (monotetra)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

She walks beside the coursing stream
Her mind well full of thoughts that seem
To cloud her vision with their steam
All but a dream, all but a dream

She sighs aloud and breathes a prayer
That God will lift from her this care
Or else will come beside and share
The burden bear, the burden bear

She turns from stream to mount the hill
The answer comes so soft and still
In sweet surrender, words then spill
Lord, not my will—Lord, not my will

From mountaintop she views the sun
The twilight hour has just begun
No thought within her mind save one
Thy will be done, Thy will be done

Copyright © 2017 Angela Umphers Rueger – All Rights Reserved
from The Abundant Heart


3 Comments to “Not My Will (monotetra)”

  1. Extremely well-said! The last line in particular is extremely impactful. Great job!

    I recently attempted the ‘Monotetra’, so I know what a challenging form it is to write. Nevertheless, you captured its essence quite masterfully! My own ‘Monotetra’ is linked below… I’d love it if you would look over it and leave me some tips on how to improve. Thanks!

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