May 1, 2009

My Journey to God


I like those poems,
you know the ones,
the ones that whisper softly,
so softly,
words like silence
and stillness.

They offer hope to a world
that spins fast,
so fast,
out of control—
a world that’s forgotten how to sit,
just sit,
among a grove of trees or watch,
just watch,
a peaceful setting sun.

I like poems
that invite the world
to slow down,
take a deep breath,
fold its hands,
bow its head
and listen for the Voice that says,
“Be still.”

By Cathy Lamperski Dearing

(Cathy Lamperski Dearing is a member of St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis.)

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