LOST IN YOUTH
I was lost in my youth
Learning both good and evil
With trial and error a crude measuring stick,
Hands reached for what was glowing
What seemed moral and bright
A path of strength and beauty.
But, in the end it crumbled
Just a pathway of small pieces
Laying on the ground.
The search for truth vague at first
As a trail through the desert
Unforgiving winds of time and circumstances
Blowing sand here and there
Covering footsteps as soon as they were made,
Meaning and purpose illusive at best,
The will growing numb, depression nipping at the heels.
Friendship and love brightened with the colorful sunrise,
But somehow faded at each sunset;
I’ve often wandered in circles
Simply wearing myself out,
Loving others frequently
Though rarely ever “in love”.
Until a gentle lightning bolt from Heaven
Struck the heart
Raced up into the mind
And eventually filled the “spirit experience” with peace,
Freely with Living Words, ancient Bible Words
Written and lived out long ago
Timeless Words and timeless faith gracefully acted out,
Eternal Presence of the Eternal Creator made known!
Life and death, Heaven and Earth
The ways of this World and all those who love it,
My choice became dramatically clear and crisp
With the Shepherd standing near both in humility and glory!
Now a truly beautiful woman at my side
In love more than at the beginning,
We stride confidently forward together
We laugh at the future,
Our joy already eternal.