thank you – 8/31/12

I admit it. I’m a competitive person. And part of competition is preparing through workouts, to be able to compete better. The higher the level of competition, the more intense (and perhaps extreme) the workouts. There was a time when I feared such workouts and spent time and energy getting past my fear. As I’ve explored prayer and walking out God’s answers, I’ve discovered that God provides workouts as well, and I’ve come (slowly it feels like) to get past my fears that these workouts lead me through. I’m not done, but I appreciate the coaching God’s providing, and I need to say thanks.

thank you
for taking me through
a series of workouts

in the midst of being lost
I’ve come to a place
though still lost
I’m learning to live
in the wilderness

its becoming
my present passion
and shaping me
to the rigors of the road

being lost
in unfamiliar territory
but finding what guidance
I can
in quiet listening
sometimes loud criticism
and more friends
I touch
spend repeated time with

we walk together
in this time

thank you


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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