It Falls On Deaf Ears





I walked with God among the shaded evergreens
in the quiet of the whispering breeze
in the fine grey morning mist
as the sun shone through the trees.


He looked at me with love in His eyes
and though I dare not look back
He reassured my soul
that this would surely last.


I walked with God among the shaded evergreens
where my heart burned with passion
when I remembered the blood of Christ
and saw it in the wind like auburn leaves.


In this quiet peace and restfulness
I yearned for nothing more than this
He said "Go now, for it is not yet time
and the World will need you more."


And waking, I heard a song like none before
with words that would make poets mourn
and thought, how often
it falls on deaf ears.




Author's Notes/Comments: 

So many years ago, I had a dream where I stood in a golden, heavenly apple orchard. And God said, in the dream,"Go now, for it is not yet time." Along with this, the Bible has also influenced me in writing the poem, with an account of God walking in the Garden of Eden in the cool of the day (Genesis 3:8). I started writing this poem on my way to biology class. It was cool morning and a grey mist played about the trees at my college, when these thoughts began to come.

In working in this piece, I came across this sermon by Edward Griffin, on walking with God. From what I looked it, it seemed to be an interesting read. Perhaps I'll come back to it later:

Walking with God, it seems, means that we must be in close alignment with God - finding life in His love, having faith He will provide in everything, and in seeking His will. My favorite song by DC Talk is In The Light... the song is simplistic yet so earnest:

Honesty becomes me / there's nothing left to lose
All the secrets that did run me / in Your presence are defused

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Gorgeous piece Adam

How the garden of Eden befits you! I like the authors note too! Well done! SS GB.

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

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