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Lord, why can’t I see you? 
I say, while I blink in brilliant sunlight
and impatiently push vibrant wildflowers from my path.

Lord, why can’t I hear you?
I whisper, wincing at an eagle’s shrill cry piercing the air
and children’s unrestrained laughter interrupting my reverie.

Lord, why can’t I feel you?
I ask, abstractedly smoothing my hair, lifted and blown
by a gentle wind that sets golden fallen leaves to dancing.

Lord, why can’t I touch you?
I cry as I ease my hand from the gentle grasp of a friend
seeking only to be present in comfort and soothe my sorrow. 

Copyright © Monterey Sirak


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  1. Date: 2/2/2016 8:02:00 PM

    A unique way of saying God is all around us in Nature. A lovely meditation to savor. When we seek solace in nature it is really God who is saying 'Be Still and Listen' Hugs, SuZ
  1. Date: 1/31/2016 8:23:00 PM

    Monterey, thanks for your recent visit to my poems. How are things going for you?
  1. Date: 1/31/2016 12:35:00 PM

    Longing to see to hear to feel to touch God is the plea of many.Thanks for pointing out that through others, God touches us! Another way is through nature. To hug a tree and feel its strength is getting a sense of God's strength and power. To see a flower and smell it is like breathing in the fragrance of God. Its beauty points us to God's beauty, etc. There are so many examples in nature that point to the presence of God and give me, for one, the sense of awe and wonder of living in His world.
  1. Date: 1/26/2016 4:05:00 PM

    this is like a parable you might find Jesus telling his children. Wonderful! I happened to see you were here at Soup and came and found this oldie that i had not yet seen. Sorry I missed it back in October!
  1. Date: 1/5/2016 4:44:00 PM

    Oh questions i ask myself, this is a wonderful poem, just love it..happy hew year..
  1. Date: 12/20/2015 5:38:00 AM

    Excellent metaphors that engages us with the presence of the Spirit! #7
  1. Date: 12/14/2015 7:32:00 AM

    - Enjoy reading your poems today, a beautiful poem Monterey ! - Now that the time is near I want to wish you a peaceful and beautiful Christmas for you and your loved ones - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/20/2015 8:49:00 PM

    Such great beauty and wonder in these simple questions, Monterey! I feel God's presence when I read your words...I hope you and your family are doing well. I'm looking forward to new posts from you...hugs, Rhonda
  1. Date: 11/13/2015 2:21:00 AM

    But you are talking to Him through this poem/prayer - He is listening - thank you for sharing this gem - GBY Ron 7
  1. Date: 11/8/2015 7:57:00 PM

    So beautifully rendered my friend! A7 And adding this true gem to my fav list. Thanks.
  1. Date: 11/1/2015 8:48:00 AM

    I am drawn back to contemplate these words.
  1. Date: 10/29/2015 12:21:00 AM

    so heartfelt, monterey... your soulful spirit shines!.. huggs
  1. Date: 10/28/2015 7:41:00 AM

    Monterey, such beauty of thoughts.. I truly believe how He made all things so wonderful that everything He created reminds us that He is always there... I so like how you simply did this but with lots of thought provoking thoughts here.. this esp those who sometimes forget there is God.. powerful in the most graceful way!~Olive Eloisa =`)
  1. Date: 10/27/2015 5:26:00 PM

    One day he will be there for you in full view, and oh what a special reunion is will be, be patient my friend, and one day all your questions will be answered, love xxx
  1. Date: 10/27/2015 4:29:00 PM

    Wondrous questions within a wondrous poem, dear Monterey! I have asked the same questions in an old poem of mine " Know Thyself" and I have added the question why I cannot scent you, so all the senses to be present. If you have time read it and you will find the answer there! The poem was written 12/10/2012!
  1. Date: 10/27/2015 10:55:00 AM

    "Having hands they feel not, and on....." something like that, eh. So true, my friend. Thanks for bringing it to attention. I often forget to give thanks. Love, daver
  1. Date: 10/27/2015 10:00:00 AM

    Try seeing, touching and feeling Him in your heart. He is there. This works for me. But I also feel him in the wind you mention, he is there with you and your friend in your sorrow. He is there in the eagles shrill cry and especially in children's laughter. He is omnipresent. ...Thank you for visiting one of my poems and for your meaningful comments.
  1. Date: 10/27/2015 7:56:00 AM

    Monterey, this is a piece of magic!
  1. Date: 10/24/2015 11:22:00 PM

    This is simply beautiful, Monterey... oh if only we could stop looking and see that He is all around us. Wow I'm in awe... saving this to my favorites. Hugs x
  1. Date: 10/23/2015 6:28:00 PM

    Monterey, this is a simple and brilliant prayer masquerading as a simple and brilliant poem....