Thursday, January 26, 2012

On parting

On parting
                                                                                        
We wish each other the best ... but, really,
what might we hope for one another?

Our itinerant Lord, from the new life’s path,          
spoke of hopelessness.

I begin to catch His drift,                 
many hopes and partings later.

To believe in Benevolence Eternal
is to eschew hope, to shake the dust

from our sandals every step,
tendering the apples of our eyes –
         
what our Lord tenders ... hopeless love –
not a thought for ourselves ...

or others – hopeless love!                       
No prayers but praise for the One

whose totality of Love and Mercy
allows not hope’s grip nor foothold.

O child of God, timid hearts hope.
The brave-hearted love regardless of outcome.

                   (Unpublished)

                                  

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