nobody wants to listen to you
go to bed – the family tree is immediate but tired
who do you think you are?
even Jesus learned the hard way – you will not make it in your own town
But have faith
believe in your thought process
thank the family member who become your friend
this means thanking yourself
I Trust You Lord
while you work
work harder than hard understands
withstand the pneumonia
take on that busted hip bone
forget about the ruptured ear drum
it’s all just a test to see if you care
care enough to battle it all knowing
and in the knowing….
you will understand
and the dog will lay down
he will go to bed on his carpet
while lion within you roars and ignores the desk lamp
hovering above your type writing computer machine
while the bats in their cages
swing knowing they are not blind
trying to knock out the single bulb on a cord
listen to yourself
alongside that trusting voice inside you
wanting to hear
what you have written….
in a room of beautiful silence
where you can be proud of your perseverance
in your own – homemade – hometown…..