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All I Ever Want

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All I Ever Want

I have this image
of Him and me
in a pasture.

It is bordered on one side by a wall of stones,
dug up from the soil by generations of worriers
before me.

Behind us is a narrow dirt road,
protected by Sugar Maples flaming
in their orange clothes.

Some birches are standing close by.
They say things I do not understand
but find pleasant.
And so when they do speak,
I take notice, as if I did know.

The sun reaches inside
me and heals every rawness, all pain.

We sit there,
He and I.
Our arms are about each others shoulders
like two boys
who’ve not yet let the world
fill them with shame.

We gaze across fields
destined to die.
But, for now, they smell
sweet from dewy hay that has been cut and rolled,
waiting for the barn.

Silence is our dialogue.
No thinking,
just being.

Some hawks in the sky seem drunk
from the bounty of this last warm day.
They take daredevil plunges toward earth
and shriek
as they play.

Ghosts who scare themselves once told me
that this love is won only
from suffering
and charity,
worse,
fear.

But this is a myth;
it is not His way.
All I need to do
is rest
in Him
and He
in me.

This is simply enough
for Him,

and all I ever want.

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  1. Date: 2/1/2012 11:33:00 AM
    Such a beautifully written piece...It is amazing what can be heard (and felt) in silence.

  1. Date: 2/1/2012 8:57:00 AM
    Great words of encouragement! Thank you so much for your kind and uplifting words! God bless you!!!

  1. Date: 1/27/2012 5:12:00 AM
    An awesome Inspirational Poem, Don. You have painted great images. It is simply enchanting. Thanks for your encouraging comments on my Haiku Patting My Back. You have perceived the inner meaning of the Haiku. It is commendable. Regards. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 1/22/2012 9:15:00 AM
    This is beautiful and speaks of the completeness that you find in Him. Wonderful. God Bless my friend and welcome to the Soup. JB :)

  1. Date: 1/21/2012 5:41:00 AM
    Hi,visit yours poem today...very well written. - oxox Anne-Lise