Interaction

The place where two lives intersect,
the home of quite a great effect.
A small piece, once broken,
shakes to life, unwittingly woken;
finds its place, another hole filled,
Both lives leave, quite more fulfilled.

Maturity

O dearest serendipity,
Once you graced me oft;
I entertained you tenderly,
Til you up and left.
That China plate a gift from you,
So many years ago;
The horn spoon beside it, though,
That I carved alone.
In those long hours, dark days,
Really much has changed;
I’ve found a purpose all my own,
And now you’re sure to stay.

Birthday Present

What was is not what is,
Nor can it ever be;
Not even what could have been
Is or will be seen.
 
The past is in the past,
Now hid away forever.
The future, now, that’s too far;
Far too dim to treasure.
 
Today is here today,
Of that I can be sure:
This moment is well spent,
And meant for nothing more.

A Great Affair

Come, oh come to the ball!
You, in rags and you, with sores,
Oh heed the Master’s call.
Eat and drink, dance, and sing,
Let your joy fill the hall.
Mind not the stares of passers-by,
Let their judgement, unheeded, fall;
Raise a glass to bitter scorn,
Drink their health and stand there, tall;
Throw wide the door, invite them in,
Let them wonder at your gall;
And into the darkness, boldly shout,
“Pass it on! Come one, come all!”

Cloud Gazing

Some days when I look at the clouds,
I see birds and bears in white.
Some days when I look at the clouds,
I see dark and the rain falling down.
Some days when I look at the clouds,
I sigh and stare at the beauty.
 
Some day when I look at the clouds,
I’ll see a man and horse in white.
Some day when I look at the clouds,
I’ll see light and His reign falling down.
Some day when I look at the clouds,
I’ll shout and declare the beauty.