LOVE

These eyes have never seen You
My love,
and I know they never shall.

I am content to contemplate
the merest glimpse of you;

reflection of a buttercup,
dew drop’s gleam,
green of a hillside painted with a forest.

I will look for You with my heart,
where I see You shining
through a million suns.

Nor will this skin be touched.

But my soul,
what you’ve done.

I’m immersed in a Love
bigger than time
past space.

My every particle
infused, saturated.

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CONDUIT

Some spew anger
even if unvoiced
spreading a pall

Others hatred

Fear

Many closed off
Self absorbed
Changing little

I am called
to pray

Spirit of God
flowing through me

Highest task
I could perform

Quiet
Still
conduit

For
Mercy
Love
God’s presence

FOR LOUISE

Of a sudden
my earthly being
betrayed me

Sprouting deadly disease

What am I to think

Am I to succumb

Or fight

Where is God in this

Back I go
seeking what I know

It is blessed to give
But giving needs receiving

For long I gave
and that was holy

Now I receive
which may be holier yet

I do not fear death
a coming home to Wondrous Love

I’d just as soon
dodge pain

But I can face it calmly
pushing me
into God’s arms

Why me I won’t know in this life
Look forward to understanding in the next

Mean time I will bask
in the care and love that surrounds me