Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Thoughts for Advent: Day Four

A Poem for Day Four

It's 2am and
I'm awake
I know there's jet lag
but this is different

Jaw clenched
List rolling
My thoughts pick tightly at details
that rouse me

I am not more stressed
than you
This wakeful watch
is not a badge
(No points scored for busy)

We are all, I think,
Disquieted and
ill at ease in the rush
of Western life

To turn my thoughts
toward a manger
is, pardon the cliche,
easier said than done

Lay down the lineup
the catalog of particulars
that need (or so they claim)
my (incredibly important) attention

To pause
and consider
is to breathe
and remember

I am created
to long
for You

-lisa, 4 December, 2013

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