Streaking Comets and Child’s Whys

The atoms bond and break
Little miracles unseen to naked
Eyes, yet right in front of us
Unappreciated in hearts unstaked
With eyes that can’t see stars
Past thick clouds in stormy skies
Nor imagine streaking comets
Out in space and child’s whys
Yet I want to taste each page
Never be too wise to be small
Never be too great to wonder
Never think I know it all,
Or even more than my brothers
Who kneels not how I tend to
Who is called to another journey
Not unlike the one I’m called to
Not unlike the singing birds
Are different from the sunrise
Yet both part of the orchestra
Heralding darkness’ demise
Theres pictures in my head
The melodies singing in my heart
This is Your beautiful handiwork
Your planned wonder from the start

Construction

Those construction materials
They’re all over the site
But I can see the fortress
By my heart’s crystal sight
Unmixed cement, unpolished stone
Lay with marble, steel, and gold
On their own just metal and rock
Now coming together in one mold
You knew that would be foundation
When You tore into my rock heart
You knew that was the corner
When You rolled that stone start
And how You excavated my soul
This never-ending drilling deeper
Black rock by black rock, You remove
And make my inner cavern steeper
Many times I complained and said
How unfair of You proud Lord
You’ve made my portion this pain
While You blessed them with hope
But I’ve learned to journey
I’ve learned to travel this tunnel
And what I’ve seen by You’re light
Are beautiful etchings by pummel
I did not know they were there
Until my tears washed the soot
My eyes could not have noticed
What You’re blood did impute
Dig as You would, please
It’s You’re home to construct
I’ve learned to trust in You
To be devoted to Your instruct #db

Prayer While Fasting

Slow down the day, dear Father
Slow down the falling of the leaves
Let’s pause this moment
Freeze the rustling of the sheaves
And calm the storm within me
Rest my mind’s factory
Clear the inner skies blue
Lift the fog for the view to see
Eternity, blessed treasures
Beyond time, space, dimension
Prepared for me to enjoy
Such a beauty beyond mention
Why am I always in a hurry?
Why am I so anxious to curry?
A favor, a piece of respect
Some temporary thing of no hurry
Is that how small I am?
Is that how shallow my existence?
Take me to a deeper place
Where my heart won’t meet resistance
There I can be truthfully safe
There I can fully immerse
With you I am not afraid of the Book
With you I learn to love each verse
And all the dreams and worries
They don’t matter much anymore
I have everything I need in You
Yet You say You have more in store
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