A Tap on the Shoulder

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    A Tap on the Shoulder

    Here and gone

    Like Christmas and the Fourth of July

    All wrapped up in a bubble of joy

    Rolling across a placid pond

    Driven by the gentle winds of God's Spirit

     

    Friends looked on- unaware

    But knowing- deep inside

    That something beautifully rare and wonderful

    Was happening

    Something we could not hide

     

    Rainbows blessed our steps

    With their unmistakable signatures

    Storm clouds missed us by seconds

    While tunes on the radio spoke to each embrace

    Unto the synchronous symphony

    That was our calling and gift

    And God's way of saying to our love for each other

    'Perfect'

     

    And then it was over

    A rose plucked before full bloom

    Because there just wasn't any room

    For the truth

    Or the against-the-grain brilliance

    Of God's wisdom

     

    And one of us in hindsight thought

    With deep, wrenching regret:

    'I guess I blew it

    My years must have gotten in the way

    Too few, some said

    As I lay on the phone in bed

    With my head swimming in a sea with no shores

    Trying to recall it all

    While somewhere in my tortured heart

    A voice without words kept goading

    My politically correct side

    'Stupid!

    Those were the happiest days of your LIFE.'

     

     

    John Christopher

    1987

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    A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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