Saturday, October 2, 2010


by Gideon Burton

Be plainer as you state what you desire.
Go deeper than a wish to feel relief.
What are those things that stoke that inner fire,
which shine with simple joy of pure belief?
Say everything, then sort out all that glows
with purpose, heated by the peace and calm
of recognition. Something in you knows
the handle isn't far; stretch out your palm
and let directions drive you as you act,
not puzzle you with thinking over-thought.
No need for maps to be all that exact;
no worry if you're headed where you ought.
     He will not let your earnest striving waste,
     for God respects decisions made in faith.

Photo: flickr - Rob Warde

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