Why You Exist!
To remind me,
to help me think I’m ready,
to escape the drivel of my need
find an outlet of masked peace.
I am the chosen few,
the sort who can never really figure it out,
on a dismal and heart-rendering, frightened
night, day, afternoon, company party, family siesta, first date, drive home…
I did finally listen.
Afterward, I took pause, without taking for granted,
the morning would return again,
a challenge, a desire to move forward,
way too quickly,
and again, I stumbled, and again, I stumbled,
and again and again and again,
oh my dear Lord how shallow my forsaken dream.
There out in the tall grass,
beyond the weeds,
just past the sign that offered more,
I could see all of you waiting,
watching without any desire to intervene,
simply waiting out the storm.
When the dust began to settle,
I was lost inside a sea of turmoil,
wanting only one thing,
to understand this is all very real to me.
That’s when You stepped in,
helped me recognize everyone is
An independent advocate
long before the urge to escape returns again.