I travel the old ways

I am the Remembrancer.

The forest knows me

Hostile on my way.

My steps are measured

Meted three by thirteen.

The phantoms cry out

Hunger in their grasp.

Words I repeat cast

Silence on the spirits.

The old path is worn

But seldom traveled.

Tread softly this way

Remove thy footwear.

Every step a remembrance

Of the One who leads me.

I am the Remembrancer

My path is not my own.

Two feet go ahead

One path to follow.

The beast cries and

Echoes defeat.

I take no heed

To lost voices.

My speech is limited

In words from another.

I am the Remembrancer

I am not my own.


Rev. Andrew Brashier

Rev. Andrew Brashier serves as the Rector of Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd in Pelham, Alabama, and is the Archdeacon overseeing the Parish and Missions Deanery in the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy. He writes regularly about ministry, family worship, daily prayer, book reviews, family oratories and the impact they can have in reigniting Anglicanism, and the occasional poem at He recently republished Bishop John Jewel's Treatises on the Holy Scriptures and Sacraments ( The second edition of his first book, A Faith for Generations, is now available at Amazon ( and focuses on family devotions and private prayer in the Anglican tradition.

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