08 January 2018

Words That Came During Worship, Revised

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At Green Street Meeting                    

I know how to appear at prayer.
Today, today, I pray to go
beyond “seem” to the center.

My own center has rocks of grief 
not yet ground to their inner jewels.
Today, today I pray to go 

beyond rock to the gem. I’ve been 
here before.  I’ve visited the
apparatus in the body.

I check in.  I address each limb 
and organ “Have you welcomed God 
today?”  Whatever God is, it 

works me body and soul.  It knows 
my buttons better than I do.
My triggers and I say “So What?”

“Keep going, please, beneath these, please~
go beyond these to where all is 
empowered, to where I am a 

"Citizen of the Universe ~
starry and fiery, hot and cold."
Clay, flesh and breath is shaped in this

Tiny package for a purpose
by design, nothing is wasted.
I seem now to be writing, but 

This is an illusion.  Hear this 
prayer today, today: Show us 
our places and take us there.

My blog poems are rough drafts. 
Please respect my copyright. 

© 2018 Susan L. Chast

1 comment:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love "Today i pray to go beyond rock to the gem." A beautiful poem, Susan. Those closing lines are perfect.