Friday, November 2, 2012

First Cup—Poetry Friday

This poem was written following a retreat with the Berlin Ministry
Team in 2009. It is a specific response to a specific time with
good friends, but, I think, says much about the importance of
transparent and open story telling.


How knowing changes us!

How knowing, connecting,

reveals—how barriers

drop and defenses are

breached. Towers crumble

from shared tears

down another’s—and then my—

face. What once seemed

impregnable is zapped by

a story that digs deep beneath

the wall and blows it open

—access no longer

denied, we enter the

closed off world, the secret

garden, and find pleasure

in each other’s company.


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