New Rays. A poem by Sr. Una Rutledge

A microscopic virus, increasing in intensity
Challenges our claims to be superior beings
In charge of our destiny.

We look beyond fears, to new ways of living
As the certain finality of our present reality
Leads to greater giving.

Tapping into creativity offers more scope
In caring for others, our sisters and brothers
Finding new rays of Hope.

Acknowledging God, in every land
As caring for all, the great and the small
Holding each one in the palm of His hand.


Sr. Una was born in Boyle, Co. Roscommon, a Sister of Our Lady of the Missions, has had stories published in Ireland’s Own and broadcast on Sunday Miscellany, also poems published in anthologies.

1 Comment

  1. Well done Una. I enjoyed your poem. Carmel

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