Respecting the awesome power of words!

Grain and Oil

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I have grown simultaneously weary 
of pretending to know 
more than I know, 
and of withholding the truth 
by which I feel convicted. 

I will simply be me, 
and listen to you. 

This, with the widow 
of Zarephath's supply 
of the grain and oil of grace 
(1 Kings 17:16), 
will have to be enough.

© 2017 Todd Jenkins

 

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3 responses

  1. Always enough and I am never sure, so often busy with my stanza-one life.

    Liked by 1 person

    August 31, 2017 at 6:29 am

    • “Stanza one”! Yes, that’s the part we keep coming back to; sometimes, singing the refrain alone, over and over, oblivious to the verses unfolding daily.

      Like

      August 31, 2017 at 7:01 am

  2. Andrea Stoeckel

    WOWZA

    Like

    August 31, 2017 at 8:58 am

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