Monday, April 11, 2005

reality

Grasp my mind
Reality
Honest, truthful, kind
Of God alive within my realm

Yet
Unseen by humankind

Where dance two realms
Realities, of Spirit and of flesh
So stub my toe and curse
Or pray
To walk in one or other's way
And pray to find my footprints where
Live abides, and Love is there
Yes, Love is there.

--James Beard (from Musings of Grace © 2004 - used with permission)

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The most prolific poet I know, James Beard writes from his home in Follett Texas. His poem "Dead Word Walking" won 2nd prize in the 2004 Utmost Christian Poetry Contest.

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