Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thoughts for Advent: Day Twelve

A Poem for Day Twelve

It's not that I don't want to know
It's just that I fear the ache
The gut kick of reality
that comes with knowledge

Life plays out
like a Eugene O'Neill
churning my stomach
with the pain

So, I skim and scan 
Not reading
for understanding
I browse the world 

keeps my heart 
invested to the degree
I deem manageable

Fear, it seems 
offers a safety rail
Shields me from
the unmet longing

O, long away,
little heart

Wake this morning
to a pain-filled world
and long away

Do not fear
an endless night
This is Advent
There comes a light

-lisa, 12 December, 2013

1 comment:

Alisa Wright said...

Another beautiful post, Lis! Thank you!