Beautiful in His Eyes

The golden fish may carry scars,

she may have wounds, maimed fins;

she ages, moving more slowly,

but she swims on, giving thanks

for the beauty that still exists around her.

She cannot know what is ahead,

what further challenges,

or how far she has to go;

she swims because

that is what God created her to do,

And she is beautiful in His eyes.

Suzy Roeder, December 2019, London England