Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thoughts for Advent: Day Seventeen

A Poem for Day Seventeen

I'll tell you what
it's really hard

This cozy concept
of dear devotion

(easily attained
in quiet dawn)

with the most surprising

One foray into shopping
one attempt to get 'er done

And I am rendered
a grumpy mess

Easily tried
and short on grace

I close inward
to self protect

And you are not
or even

You grin a little
and lift my chin

Did I think poetry
would perfect me?

A traveler
who is simply aided
by the sound and shape
of words

I stumble toward you

-lisa, 17 December, 2013

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