Poem of the Week: Gaining Perspective

Rev. Nancy Schluntz
Diablo-Alameda Branch


Sunday, Monday, Thursday

It doesn’t matter

It won’t turn off.


Part of living and loving

Is getting used to things

That won’t turn off.


All trembling and hurting

From laughter and hidden tears

That won’t turn off.


A beautiful giving and

Making room to hold things

That won’t turn off.



  1. wini thompson says:

    Very nice!

  2. very nice

  3. Brenda Layman says:

    Nancy, I love the spare simplicity and elegance of this poem. Evoking the idea of an off switch that isn’t there is an effective way of packing a lot of meaning into a short, strong phrase. That image will stay with me.