Friday, February 20, 2015

What I Know of Comfort

Flowers in Bowl Picture - What I Know of Comfort -
Comfort -
What do I know of comfort?
Sometimes surrounded by it
still it eludes me
I seek it everywhere
but rarely find it
and when I do it's empty
fleeting
promising but
not quite delivering...





(Like the smell of coffee when I open my eyes
Like the new book in my hand
Like the tears I've cried
Like these pillows - so soft at night
that leave my back aching by sunrise)
Lasting comfort I cannot find

It crumbles as I hold it
My touch destroys it
As it becomes a demanding idol
or a hated thing...
flows through my hand
runs away from me. 

"Comfort, comfort my people...
Speak tenderly...
and proclaim to her
that her sin has been paid for...
a voice of one calling
in the desert
prepare the way for the Lord..."
(Is. 40:1-3)

The voice cried. (Mark 1:1-8)
You came and died. (Mark 1:9)(Mark 15:37)

And comfort - evading MY grasp -
Nestles gently in the scarred hand
You are holding out to me


Linking up with Velvet Ashes at The Grove where the prompt this week is "comfort".

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2 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful, Michele. Wow. Thanks for sharing with us at Velvet Ashes.

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    1. Thank you, Lauren! I've enjoyed being part of the Grove the last few weeks.

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