Listen, Oh God

Chapel
Chapel of The Holy Cross, Sedona, Az

It’s all in the listening

Not the rush of words, no

Torrents of pain

Silent as the rain

Mute echoes deep within

Lend him your ears

Give him your heart

Listen with

Listen to

Your heart.

It’s all in the listening

A crush of memories

Scorching, searing, seething

Drums of distant dreams

Defined, defeated, denied, destroyed

Plucking figments from eager breasts

Impervious yet ready to yield

Suffer them your hearing

Your tender mercy

There’s precious little left

When they bid goodbye.

It’s all in the listening

Can you

Will you

Listen please?

Two souls floating as one

Vessels of wonder

Ears enchanted

Hearts all aflutter

Recognize love

Summoned from all eternity

Anger a heap of embers

Guilt, gossip, betrayal

Mere lessons we lived, learned, taught.

It’s all in the listening

You shift

I shift

One step forward

Two steps back

But we move

Stepping into the groove

We listen, we blossom

My illusions for your compassion

Your explosions, my ecstasy

You give, I give, we forgive, we receive

We hear.

It’s all in the listening

God is silent

Silence is key

I shall not interrupt

The temple stands hushed

You are the temple

Thou art sacred

It’s all in the listening

Listen with

Listen to

This heart.

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