and who will listen? – 2/23/12

Matthew 4:12-17, Isaiah 9:1-2

A large part of my own journey through death into life, is becoming “finding my audience”. I discovered early that I couldn’t predict who would connect with which poem. I tried, but was always wrong, so I gave up the guessing and just put the poems out there (after a good period of writing only for myself), and let the people decide which poem or phrase they found a particular connection with.

even Jesus
on returning from his time away
in the desert
a time of preparation
and focus
even Jesus
found the politics of the day
on his plans
and he left town
because his cousin John
had been put in prison

and thus
was a prophecy fulfilled

and I wonder how long it was
before anyone put that connection together
it likely just seemed like the
right thing to do
at the time
as he went
and found people
who would listen


About Clark W Johnson

I am a poet, interested in using poetry to explore my interactions with the spiritual. I find poetry captures tension, paradox and flow well enough so I can hold experiences at arms length and reflect on them from multiple vantage points. As I walk deeper with my God, I'm finding such a record invaluable for myself, and I find that pieces and parts touch others as well. I love and long for more points of contact along those lines.
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