Purpose Missing (Return to the Garden)


Why do these days linger, Lord?
When time stands still-
opens old wounds
tears spill
One drop on the table,
now two
I sit alone,
with my tears for company
sniffing back 
dripping nose
and I wipe my nose
but let the tears fall
wondering the meaningless of it all
when purpose becomes 
What of it?
Would you peel back the day of my birth 
and reveal to me my purpose ?
 Job days grow old, Lord
and I long to walk 
open fields
Chasing a few butterflies myself.
My purpose stillborn?
Am I better off dead?
Has it been aborted,
cast away with the dreams 
of faceless masses?
What of it?
What of the good things?
The promises?
I’m left like 
salty, dime-sized
water drops on the table
 to be wiped away
as if never appearing at all.
Bring alive in my memory
days of romping through long grass
confident of your love
wild, free, cage-less
sky smiling overhead
all was good
mossy carpets,
beneath my feet and
 pine needle paths

Holy ground found
in secret places I roamed
in the garden
home sweet home. 
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Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

10 thoughts on “Purpose Missing (Return to the Garden)

  1. Hmmm, sounds like it's time to read Ecclesiastes, Job, and the Gethsemane. Looking for the purpose that will turn a heart of bone into a heart of flesh. Praying for you.


  2. I'm left like salty, dime-sizedwater drops on the tablelove that bit…and have been there and felt…and some days still trying to find my place in the after of ministry…


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