Monday, March 23, 2009

quake

i worry. in my quiet times of stillness and intermission, my thoughts turn stray from the daily items and i worry and fear and feel. i worry about friends who are making choices, big choices. i fear their decisions to be naive and ones that will bring on a wave of pains they have never before endured. i want to scream, "wait!" and carry them away to a secret place and tell them everything.

my heart is quaking. it feels shaky and i don't know how to approach these innocent friends who walk on without knowing it, and tap them on the shoulder and say, "hey."

summer dawning waves
merrily, verily
sleep, autumn, sleep
shy away from day

calmer drawing aves
carefully, prayerfully
consider what you must
slight how it may be

read me loudly, clear
listen, please, and hear
warnings facing out
to try to show the truth
which may become the past
with hallow echoes, lone
save for their copy cats

read me loudly, clear
listen, please, and hear
sorrow in my heart
for fear of what i'll see
and try preventing ache
to stop it 'fore it strikes
and down you'll fall and lie

spring brings with it, light
merrily, verily
sleep, winter, sleep
shy away from day

still the creeping thoughts
carefully, prayerfully
draw on what you know
slight how it may be

© kimberly k. taylor

1 comments:

Bryan Schnebelt said...

"read me loudly, clear
listen, please, and hear
sorrow in my heart
for fear of what i'll see
and try preventing ache
to stop it 'fore it strikes
and down you'll fall and lie"

This part is so profound and shows
how much you love you have for others.
I think I know what you are referring to in this blog and I think you said it very eloquently.

"Listen, please, and hear"

These are words we ALL need to recognize and focus on. Thanks for the reminder!

:D