Cinderella Sliver

Cinderella Sliver

Tell me a tale
Of a lion and a mouse
And the outcome
Of one big splinter
Of the gratitude
To the lesser from the greater
And how each in his turn
Saved the other,

In our own story
We have a like tale
Of something
That brought us together
For without a sliver
I would have remained an “I”
You … a “you”
But because of it
We are a “we” together.

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You Get What You Want

You Get What You Want

You get what you want
In the end
What you’ve spent your life
Pursuing
Wrapping up what you’ve
been doing

Should you be surprised
When at last you realize

What you turned
A deaf ear to
You knew all
Along was true

But it was old
And stuffy
And offered
The surface
You could not
See behind

You get what you want
In the end
What you’ve been
Busy sowing
Decides what to you
Is owing
He was not beyond
Your knowing

But now beyond your reach
From your side of the breach

We were asked
To believe
The Word
Not our
Eyes

You traded
The plain truth
For satan’s
whispered lies.

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the ragged world

the ragged world

the bright bauble
that clogs our minds
impels us into
its embrace

at what point
do we realize
we cannot
measure it
with the span
of our hand
nor subdue
its breadth
to our knowing

man is not
the gauge
of everything
pride warps the
boundary lines
and fudges
the increments

through
the humble door
alone
can the thread-bare
ragged world
be seen
in clarity

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UNFAILING

Unfailing

We fail
All  the time
In every place
In every way
Right or left
Up or down
Inside or out
If not in deed
Surely
In thought

He is unfailing
All the time
In every place
In every way
Right and left
Up and down
Inside and out
Even if it seems
He does not succeed
But suffers loss
Call to mind
The seed
Planted at
The cross.

RWOz2