Thursday, May 20, 2010

POEM: When We Kneel Small

It's a beautiful thing when we kneel small
And let the Son of Man grow tall
Sorrows shrink back down to size
And the sun dawns and begins to rise.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

POEM: Sometimes Just a Presence

sometimes just water is enough
sometimes just a presence
you are not the only one
wordless in these rooms

the Spirit with us here
often speaks with groans
too deep for words to bear

Saturday, May 8, 2010

POEM: After Hanging Up

The phone connection to daylit America closes,
The crickets start their song
In the darkness outside the apartment,

And in the moist stillness
I only feel the ache of separations
The urgency of His plan
Who is making all things new.

Friday, May 7, 2010

POEM: Aching

Aching is a word we use--
A label on a jar
With a writhing snake inside
The scrawl on a chart
At the foot of a hospital bed
The way a broken bone feels
Too deep below the skin to show--
Somewhere down here in the heart
Hurts a place so deep
Only God can go
And He does.