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Love Lights the Wick

Douglas Blair 1951 (London)

Father, I love You
Seems an impoverished plea
Whereas You offer
The huge, homeward, happy, holy.
And words not always coming
From this bashful Child.
Me. Bashful?
Business guy, Family Man.
Toolbox of solutions.
Petitions neglected now.
Reticent in Your mighty presence.
I wait for your whisperings.
Don’t have much me-self.
Snapshots of nature, old friends
Near misses, rescues.
Dear Mom departed.
And some ugly let-downs
On my part.
But then I hear, I think…
“Lighten up Son.
Listen to Me.
Father is here, cutting
Lots of slack.
Forgiving, urging forward in
The Great Endeavour.
(Alarm clock goes off.
That big meeting happens

About this poem

Prayers where finding the right words, not always forthcoming…

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Written on January 26, 2023

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Douglas Blair

Blogging poems since 2008. Once a lawyer in general practice. Then 32 years as Shipper in a heavy metal fabricating plant. Retired 2022. Married and father of two. Poet. Hiker. Harmonica Busker. Gospel enthusiast. Photographer. http://shootdempix.blogspot.com/ more…

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