About Michael Resman

I'm a retired pediatric Occupational Therapist. I now write books and serve as Clerk of the Rochester MN Monthly Meeting. I've helped helped edit WCTS and serve as the organizer for our gatherings. Since July 5th, I'm a grandpa!

SEEING

Wind blown
seed

Falls on far side
of the fence

and flourishes

Turning each day
in delight
to face

glowing globe
source of all warmth
Life

Seeing differently
from separate vantage point

Some would say
Wrong
Terrible

But seeing
is more than believing

Knowing
personal truth

Perhaps
if spoken
may entice others

For there’s no need for
redemption

All are born innocent
Lovely
Free to choose

Wallow in this world

Or die to self
and dance on cloud tops

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DRENCHED

Oh God who watches every wave
and is with each blade of grass
let me know you’re here

The world holds me blind and deaf

Let me hear the whisper of your breath
in the sighing of the wind

Feel the brush of your robe
as you come to me

I lay my heart in your hands
and long to throw my body
in your arms

Gleaming rose
glowing sunset
pale before your glory

Focused on your work
twirling in ecstasy

WANT

I want

Can lead us through life
gathering
for what it’s worth

And for some that’s enough

Cursed are those who long for meaning
and drift
finding only disappointment

Blessed are they whose longing turns to God
Willing to slow
Listen
Reach
Beseech

Want is sufficient
All God ever asks is
our attention
longing
love

To forge lives filled with
serenity
bliss
joy

Reflecting
compassion
generosity
wisdom

Be careful what you ask for