“1000 Years Twice”: A Poem for a New Year

When is it time to let go?

When is it time to wave the white flag?

Not in defeat, but in victory.

 

Victory over pride

Victory over exile

Victory over self.

 

That victory which only comes in denial –

Denial of all that you thought you needed;

All that you thought you were.

 

When is it time to finally learn?

When is it time to listen well?

–And not just listen –but receive.

 

Receive the truth

Receive the blessing

Receive the fullness of life.

 

“Even though he should live a thousand years twice over, yet enjoy no good—do not all go to the one place?” (Ecclesiastes 6:6)

 

How long do we tred

The water we think saves us

When the lifeboat

Is not far off?

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