Sunday, July 12, 2009

Modern psalm of the week II

Poetry is about trying to capture the intensity of life. I have come to use it more and more lately with respect to becoming a father, both The Pain I need to Share and Psalm to my Lord from my Front Lawn came from trying to capture the nakedness of being. Joy and fear need to be experienced. The Bible is over 70 % in verse, a fact that argues for God's love of poetry and song.

Song to the Lord of the Crowded Street

To touch the cloak of God, we must work through
the crowds cheering, and must work through the fear

of divine rejection. Of evil, we know only of our dear
failures of our hearts. Hearing the terror imbedded

in the cry of a newborn, we can understand the condemned.
yet we continue past the disciples, past the inner circle,

to the back of he who is God. Hemorrhaging, we touch for life.
Lord, who I am to ask you to stop, and turn around to ask

who touch your cloak? Yet, I want to stop you, the divine and
point to my son, and demand healing. Lord, I know you know

what it is like to weep for your son. So I ask, plead, and bleed
for you to stop, turn around and notice us. Amen.

1 comment:

LeaderCast said...

Wow, thank you, i really enjoyed reading that.