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Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Day... I love my wife...

sooner or later...


sooner or later, it was bound to happen...
you know, that Divine Intervention
that swoops down to gently re-align
our growth patterns,
not unlike the pruning shears that
snips the wayward throngs of a rose bush...


yet, it does hurt...
in my limited and selfish perception
i only see the pain of the shears' blade
as it pierces to the quick and the dead silence
left by angry words, both spoken and tacit...


as i cleaned a pile of thorny stems,
and cast aside the scraps of growth,
i wondered if the bush i just pruned
was in pain, if the droplets of sap
that was now hardening were releasing
its own silent anger towards me...

had i failed to hear the desperate cries
from the stems that I just trimmed?...

sooner or later, true growth emerges from pain...
down deep i know this, yet meanwhile,
i abhor and despise the pain which
soon will bear fruit.

when i look through my Father's eyes,
i can see the tiny bud of growth
that has already begun to sprout,
pointing a different direction,
yet still yearning the Light...

...just like the branch i pruned
so carefully, knowing to cut right
above the new growth...
is not our Father even more careful...
...as He prunes this hybrid of you and me?

sooner or later, it was bound to happen...

7:55 pm cst


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