Wallace Dean LaBenne

In The Awe

Professor, therapist, author and poet.






It's not in reflections. It's not in the prayer.
It's not in affections. The answer's in the care.

It's not in cannon balls. It's not in the war.
It's not in building walls. The answer's in the lore.

It's not in traditions. It's not in the law.
It's not in conditions. The answer's in the awe.

It's not in shooting stars. It's not in the sky.
It's not in fancy cars. The answer's in the lie.

It's not in pretensions. It's not in the fake.
It's not in intentions. The answer's in the ache.

It's not in histories. It's not in the art.
It's not in mysteries. The answer's in the heart.

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