Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Why?


I long to know the answers
to the questions called too high
to plumb the depths of mysteries,
find the key that unlocks why.
Then I would own contentment,
and my heart would be at rest
For I would solve the riddle
Of the way that You call best.

The question comes - "What have you done
to warrant such as this;
Created one thing by your word
Brought light from the abyss?
Can you alone put stars in place
or cause the world to spin?
Can you control the seats of power
or know the hearts of men?"

The questions leave me breathless
demanding tongue lies still
In fear and awe the quaking heart
surrenders to His will;
Without desired answers
Without the longed-for key,
With simple trust in knowing
that someday I will see.

linking to One Stop Poetry today

Blessings,
Linda

7 comments:

Bev said...

oh linda, such powerful writing...and what truth in what you write...
"Can you alone put stars in place
or cause the world to spin?"...
love this!
oh, and i really like your banner photo, what a cozy spot...
xo

Brian Miller said...

Y is a crooked letter that we will never straighten...though we try...that is a hard surrender at times as well...

Laura said...

How I do love this! From one questioner to another...resting in surrender, sweet friend.

lil red hen said...

More wonderful words for our lives.
"With simple trust in knowing that someday I will see." Thank you, Linda

S. Etole said...

you spin your words so well, Linda ... what gift

Anonymous said...

maybe we will see...or maybe it just won't matter anymore.

nice verse.

Reflections said...

I don't think we can ever truly answer the why's, but you have some pretty special answers within this beautiful piece.