Well, this weekend marks the official end of my Summer blog break. I am gratefully linking up with the gang over at dVerse Poets Pub.
I’ve been writing a bit of poetry over the break, and tonight is Open Link Night, so I had to pick one to share.
Some of my favorite writing is not always the most upbeat. Poetry is a safe place where we can lament, mourn, and explore the ragged edges of our own beliefs. Poetry is an open door to the unknown places within. Well, at least that’s how I see it!
I appreciate you taking the time to read these words and look forward to connecting with you in the days ahead… thanks for coming, friends.
I had an old Jewish friend
Full of wisdom
Who used to say
“Man plans, God laughs.”
But, I think God plans and man cries…
And dies a million needful deaths.
Are you laughing, God?
Are you satisfied in my suffering?
You seem a stranger to me today,
Like a friend who has fed into the past-
No longer present but in memories.
Was it only yesterday
I sang your praises?
Or a thousand years ago?
I get it, your timing and mine are light years apart.
But, I don’t want Your way-
It’s too hard…
And I cannot see the Promised Land.
It’s too far off
In the distance –
My eyes see dimly.
Can’t you make a broader path,
Clear my view?
For I’m tired, Lord-
And you promise rest
to your weary ones,
but, I think I’ve lost my way.
We who walk in the desert
walk by faith,
not by sight.