10 yards from Heaven

i’ve measured the route:

ten yards to the television
ten yards to retrieve the wet newspaper.
&while i walk
a plane sinks the sky,
or america’s looking back
at her president
in the opera balcony seat
shot in the head.
&i ask for a cup of water.
&i cup my hands
like a child
listening
to a seashell
about to release
its one
precious prayer
heaven says
one day
there will be no more…
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7 thoughts on “10 yards from Heaven

  1. Oh, how I love this:
    “like a child
    listening
    to a seashell
    about to release
    its one
    precious prayer”

    And YES, to the promises of scripture felt so strongly in the ending. Just beautiful.

    1. I was at a family reunion at the beach this weekend. Lucky us, my brother-in-law is a Calvary Chapel pastor and he prepared a Philipians 4 message. How to think when the world threatens to wrap us up in grave clothes. Remember to think on these things….remember His promises.

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