The Second Gaze

Looking for a little longer,

Or just one more time,

Even, a seemingly unintentional linger,

It all it takes.

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To enter a moment where the heart takes over,

And leaves a mind where it should be parked,

In its tirade of needs and personal desire.

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And we contemplate the scene for what it really is.

This glorious second gaze.

The Mystery of the Door

Always looking for a door,

The breadcrumbs for a path,

Which might lead to the unknown door,

As I wander aimlessly in dark woods.

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Without a flashlight.

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This unseen door,

Bedevils my thoughts,

As if the door is a destination,

Which it is not.

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As I cannot remember any of the doors in my past.

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One Voice

So today, perhaps I may think differently.

Not using God’s words with my voice, but talking in one voice.

A voice which listens to God, but does not drown God out.

A voice which discerns what should be said.

A voice which determines how it should be said.

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One voice, but not my voice alone.

God, lead me to lose my solo voice and become a duet with you.