there is another Way
neither rejection nor grand delusion
a third path
holy, often silent… sometimes torturously so
questions are permitted
stridency, militancy… born of fear
these are the enemies
of that third and quiet Way
pilot lights still burn
urgent moments screech
then settle into recesses of memory and history
mine… and others’
swallowed by that blessed stillness…
of the moment
that teaches everything
but for just that moment
then beckons, darkly, onward
“this little light of mine”
step by step
pages of the deeper story
relaxed and unfolded by human tears
yours… and mine
“That blessed stillness…./ of the moment/ that teaches everything”
“Pages of the deeper story”
So beautifully articulated, Steve! A lot to reflect on in just a few lines. Thank you for sharing it. Thank you for the faith that is your gift out of which such meaningful words arise.
Kevin, since you are a gifted poet, your affirmation is especially appreciated. As you know, my three children are the real poets and songwriters in the family.
thank you Steve, did you see John Lewis, KristaTippet, ON BEING, the other day? TRULY poignant and love filled and peaceful
Great to hear from you, Carol! I’ve never seen On Being. But you’ve inspired me to search it out. Thank you! Blessings!
Happy New Year, Steve. Lovely writing.
Great to hear from you, Julie! Happy and blessed New Year to you as well.
Thank you, Max! Happy New Year!