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poetry, quotes & thoughts about life

arriving home to meet yourself


And then there comes a moment
when all you have suffered
all you have learned
all you have lost and found
rise up and become
and suddenly you are
you are
who you dreamed of being
so many years ago
suddenly you have arrived
at what you caught glimpses of
for so many years
and the search,
the free fall of broken dreams,
broken hearts
broken everything
tumbling down rabbit holes
stumbling over the feet
of your own lack of knowledge
is over
for a moment
you find yourself on solid ground
raising your Ebenezer
those tributes to God
for all the mighty stones of help
in coming to this place
building this foundation on the solid rocks
you know so well
and though the pilgrimage may continue
though the journey is definitely not over
though life is fragile
and security an illusion
though the mystery is bigger than ever
there is a new sureness to your step
you love the questions with no answers
you will go from this place
from a different plane
always opening
a new level has been achieved
a trusting unshakable has come
a calm in it all wraps around as a mantle
a new assurance of provision
a new traveling song to be sung as you walk forward
always forward
always pilgrim ready for new adventures
forgetting the names of what lay behind
you press on to your calling
the prize set before
reveling in the mercies ever new
for each new day
there is no stopping now
you have found something
which cannot ever be taken
you have arrived here by your own determination
reached a place
both spiritual and physical
a place of such magnitude
the light shines from every angle
it has sealed up the oldest sores
bound up the deepest wounds
satisfied the deepest longings
changed everything
settled old scores with finality
no longer will you settle for less than you deserve
no more will you tolerate anything less than your best and highest offerings
you must be all you can be
gratitude fills you for this place
a place so lovely
it can bear up
even under the weight
of your hearts wildest desires
with just this simple name
it resounds inside our souls like a bell –
yes, beloved,
you are home.
right where you belong.
all are welcome here.

AL 3/22/14


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