A weathered statue of La Virgen de Guadalupe, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona

O battered Guadalupe,
What is there to celebrate?
Your gown’s reduced to tatters
Even as you watch and wait.
Yet in your loving presence
We find mercy, peace and grace,
For there’s unending sunshine
In your weather-beaten face.

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on December 12, 2017, in Arizona, La Virgen de Guadalupe, Midweek Motif, Poets United, Recuerda Mi Corazon, Rhyming poetry, Twelve Days of Mary, Yuma, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    It just goes to show that it isn’t what you wear or what you look like it is the aura.

  2. This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Linda Smith


  3. She is beautiful, even as she dissolves in this form and appears in another… thank you MMT for these twelve days of Mary Love.

  4. Thank you dear MMT for your wonderful poetry, haiku, and photographs, shared here these past 12 days.
    Todays entry speaks volumes of truth. I am blessed to know you.

  5. Yes, it seems there always is.

  6. Once again proving that one’s inner life, one’s character and steadfastness, vastly outweighs one’s garments and accumulation of material things.

  7. lovely poem, thanks for sharing the weather beating Lupita

    much love…

  8. Aaah…Loving presence says it all…

  9. So is the possibility for all of us aging ones, to gain in grace as we seem to decline.

  10. how does she do this? look even more beautiful and compassionate in her brokenness? she is my teacher as i decline to see wholeness even as i diminish physically. thank you for this gorgeous poem for our queen of the angels!

  11. I love a weatherbeaten Madonna. I relate to her tatters, and her enduring spirit. Smiles.

  12. It is pretty sobering to realise that saints age too!

  13. The weather-beaten statue is timeless. Love continues despite all.

  14. Beverly Crawford

    I applaud your interpretation of the topic, and the marriage of your words and the image are perfection.

  15. Weather beaten statue ….a representation of a deeper meaning behind it.

  16. The thought of others beyond yourself.
    Its a beautiful thing.

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