Beautiful Loss

Losing faith

going insane

losing self

but not for detriment

indeed…for gain

nectar derived from fruits

pressed by pain

startled by the sudden visitation unannounced

in declension kneel

everything in grasp tumbles out

and disappears…

I raise my emptied hands to You

like a child filled with wonder

reaching for the moon

and they are filled to bursting

oil, flour, fish and bread in a manna worthy of speaking

can now speak with an authority granted, given, not taken

of a grace…

more than sufficient.

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Beautiful Loss

  1. Comment on Salvoes… November 24, 2016 at 11:10 am (Edit)

    Great title…and you struggle with those. The piece is one of your best AG. It is your version of Kipling’s marvel entitled IF. That’s the one that delineates the strange and often contradictory path to character and manliness. Here you sound as if talking about only losses but you are encouraging a deeper dig to the realities of Zoe and home. Thanks Bro. We both know that your exhortations here sound crazy to the majority…BUT they are the true pathway my Friend…Doug

    On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 12:40 PM, Salvoes in Faith wrote:

    > issuudotcomslashdewane posted: “Losing faith going insane losing self but > not for detriment indeed…for gain nectar derived from fruits pressed by > pain startled by the sudden visitation unannounced in declension kneel > everything in grasp tumbles out and di” >

  2. I cannot read this aloud without a torrent of tears forthcoming but i’m working on it still and haven’t given up yet.
    When i am able to do that (read it without blubbering), then I shall read it in public.
    You have a very good eye my friend, this piece indeed was hard fought for but well worth it.
    a.g.

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