Out of Sight and Far from Reach

When the one you love
is out of sight or far from reach,
the expression of your love
requires a different form.

The distance gets in the way
of touching and talking,
of sharing time and bonding
which builds security and happiness.

Be it out of sight or of reach
you are loving someone from afar,
watching life go by beyond
your presence or power.

Still life goes on
in the context of time,
forcing your heart to grieve
and your will to struggle to survive.

The love continues albeit painfully
even though you wish you had control,
for then you would make the pain
go away so that your heart would be whole.

Do not grow bitter in the anger
nor weary from the longing,
for in this span of time let
Love clarify your heart and mind.

Brokenness and emptiness may be
what you feel today and for now,
yet there is hope if
healing you will allow.

Do not be afraid of the darkness
nor the pain for both are temporary,
and perhaps necessary and sacred
as One Who is Love works HIS best.

HE will not leave you shattered
nor does HE forget or ignore you,
but in HIS timing does HE require
that you trust HIM with heart and mind.

Do not kick against the pricks
for in the resisting more harm is done,
isn’t that what Paul had to learn
before he learned to see with renewed sight?

When the one you love
is out of sight or far from reach,
the expression of your love
requires a Voice from the Divine.


Living is Not Passive

The numbers increase every day
of acts of terror, rage and fear.

Louder and louder people shout
proclaiming knowledge or is it vengeance?

The little voices in their heads rival
the darkness in their hearts or so it seems.

Reaction comes quickly and certainly
from a platform of me, myself and mine.

Threatened we feel with our backs against the wall
so outward we thrust with bitterness, anger and strife.

Oh but the simple man, woman and child waits quietly
keeping their peace and holding their tongue.

Watching and waiting, silently praying but ready
for action when HIS wisdom they receive.

Preparations for battle, for peace, for joy and for life
one must always actively if not assertively seek.

Living is not passive, nor is love, hate, peace or joy
but only the wise and the discerning will see the difference.


The razor sharp edge of the sword of humor
thrust deep from within the cloak of politics
reaches not the ones on whom the jokes are targeted
but displays to our friends our elevated intelligence.

How strategic we are to follow up those daggers
with posts of Scripture and of Sovereign God
on how great and mighty and superior is our land
and displaying to our friends our elevated spirituality.

And yet I recall those times of worship in a foreign land
as an American minority surrounded by multiple cultures
and many languages all in unity praying to the One true God
for healing and holiness and power from on high to descend.

Humility held true worshipers in a position of kneeling
or sometimes lying prostrate with hands upturned
and raised while each heart was cleansed and filled
until with one voice all sang in praise to the King of Kings.

Vastly different one from another are we individuals formed
and created by the Lord Above All yet in common we have
each of us this thing called pride and the drive to be
seen and accepted as something greater than reality.