A Poem (Really, a Poem?)

07 Mar

I don’t consider myself a real poet, but sometimes, when the mood strikes, I make an attempt.  Here is one. (It’s actually a prayer, but you might have figured that out all by yourself)

Something to Say

 Sacred One, Loving Friend, Listening Heart,

My soul has something to say

but the words get stuck in my mouth,

in my head.


I want to tell you how much I need you,

how I can’t make sense of things

apart from you, apart from

the Reality of You.


I want to tell you that I make a mess

of things… of life… of me

sometimes… often… a lot.


But I’m remembering that You love me

all the same

all the time.


And I want to tell you that I’m learning

that You are enough

real, present,


even now.  Especially now.


And I want to tell You that I’m grateful

for You, for life, for others,

for unexpected moments

that feel like gifts, like grace.


And mostly, just now, this moment, I just want to tell you


I love you.


Posted by on March 7, 2012 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “A Poem (Really, a Poem?)

  1. Carol De Velder

    March 8, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Thank you Richard. So powerful and beautiful. I am putting a copy of it in my prayer journal.

  2. Cindy Reimer

    March 29, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    This resonates to the point of tears~ Thankyou*


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