A man stands and looks towards a sunset
The beauty of streaking colors
Mix of mysterious creativity
Light plays with teasing darkness
Yet, the wonder of another day passing by
Has lost something.
In the place of honest needs shown by empty hands, rough and callused
He stares, at a loss,
What has seemingly overwhelmed
Waves from a churning sea of needs
Have washed over from all sides.
The heart aches
Mind more than weary
Thoughts tumble aimlessly, recklessly,
All love dimmed and then faded away
Peace not really peace after all!
Finally as eyes wander in the darkness
Hunger and thirst from a hidden place rise up,
A once secret awareness begins to cover
Tears reach out to the God who must be there
The only One who can always stand near;
A Heavenly embrace at last bows low
Humility in new life carries
A simple human life draws near once more
And those needs are met creatively.
Brighter eyes look with new wisdom as even more waves wash from nearby
Always more needs cause to look above
To lift up fresh words of prayer and praise,
Every day in our earthly bodies
Human needs unfold to keep us near to Him
The need to love and to be loved a most compelling force;
In a sea of needs is discovered an ocean of love.