For Tim

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  • Confusion

    For Tim

    Moonlight streaming across a midnight lake
    Stars sprinkled like buttercups on glass
    Without taking my eyes away,
    I slip the paddle alongside my canoe
    And push myself along midst holiness

    Look up...
    For there is glory in the heavens
    Look up...
    For there is beauty beyond this earth
    For though the mud is where our roots are
    The mud cannot be where we remain
    For though the water nourishes and fills us
    We are not fish nor creeping things

    Look up...
    We spring toward the stars instinctively
    For in us we know that mud and water
    Is not all that there is
    Nor all that can be....

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    rsalassi commented on For Tim

    12-08-2010

    inspiring recollection, nicely done.................

    graceladymn commented on For Tim

    02-21-2009

    Interesting way to put it. :)

    When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

    John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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