Wednesday, June 23, 2010


    to embrace gracious
            so eagerly,
        that i take on every
                menial task
            on behalf of others;

    to avoid the aisles
     stocked with temptation's
            empty calories,
        but shop in the produce
                section of the kingdom,
            filling my cart
            with all sorts of luscious
        giving them away
        as i walk down the

    to follow you
    down paths overgrown
        with aching loneliness,
            potholed with grief,
                worn smooth where
                those who turned back

you have asked
a hard thing, 
    yet i see your footprints
        stretching out before me,
     and take the first (of what
        will surely be many

(c) 2010 Thom M. Shuman

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