Monday, May 26, 2014

A babe in the woods

A babe in the woods

I fell for the world
and all its promises,

dream remnants
strewn and discarded

over a sad and painful terrain
and now I have fallen for You.

Will You let me down? -
a babe in the woods

to be led to and fro,
hither and yon,

no wisdom or discernment,
no knowledge or instinct

upon which to draw and depend.
No place to stand my ground.

Can I trust You?
How to trust one thing

over another?
asks my Lord.

Why not trust everything?
Stop playing the game

and only God is left
holding the bag.

O child of God, wanting and having nothing,
leaves nothing upon which to gamble.


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