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  25.     

God's Sense of Humor

God has a sense of humor and
If you have time I have a tale.

In military basic training land
The youngsters - not always young -
Always come to chapel..
It is the only place where they are free
Loosed temporarily from the fetters of their captivity.
Basic is a place of pressure and of pain
Access to the military a goal to be gained.
The process lasts about twelve weeks
Twelve being the number choosen by our greatest teacher.

One Christmas eve with help from wife
Her intent being to help ease my preaching strife
A great sermon was spoken to the uniformed throng
Their attentiveness told me absolutely nothing was wrong.
A great sermon preached to a sea of faces
A little less pain in one of God's strange places.

But the best was yet to be
For God's sense of humor held a gift for me
That in that night of greatest pastoral power
A goal of rich adolescent vision had come to flower.
 
Bill Grace
   
 

   
   
 

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Hubris

I learned this lesson from my fathers well
To ignore the wreckage of a desk or room
As surely as a soul that should trespass against my path
That feared not even God the burden to greatness being so severe.
Yet grace granted a finer vision with the high horse dump
And days to repent this terrible passion of earlier years
The struggle with the dark hand of self
That can reach for this throat remains
Though more caring hands than I can count or even half deserve
Have helped grant the humor that in this darkness
Stays the power of its terrible force.
 
Bill Grace
   
 

   
   
 

  27.     

Leo Rockas' Touch Three Decades Plus

I've seen enough of wealth to know
Its energy can go for show
That leaves the soul quite hollow.

Socrates gave us wise advice,
Its cost to him his earthly life,
That cared infinitely more for the integrity of the quest
Than the immortality he gained in the minds of many.

Soc says we have a compass for the strife
Inclusive of the fact we can not deify the wife
Or some lesser God as we wage the noble struggle
To know who we truly are
And then be true.
 
Bill Grace

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  28.     

Meeting Stranger

The former green beret
turned author
talked writing
talked books and self publishing
talked about a gold star father.

I prodded -
I preened -
I offered support.

Never had I intended
to spend a morning
with this man.

God sends us strangers.

Was this man an angel
with the disability
of an arcade?

Was I listening
for God’s whisper
where I did not expect
to hear?

How hard it is
to stop for strangers
with a heart focused
on a million things.
 
Bill Grace
   
 
 
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