Longing for the Blessed Mother

I find myself longing

for the Blessed Mother

and I hear her saying

I have been here all along

I cry out to her

where have you been?

and I hear her saying

I am everywhere you are

and there is no where I am not

you just don’t always see me

I say to her

There seems to be so many places you are not,

Church, Work, Media,

your absence is so present

that I have to search for you

And I hear her say,

I am searching for you at the same time
Spirit of Hope

Listen for me

Watch for me

And in an instant

You will find me

Shiloh Sophia McCloud