Today’s poem is inspired by a book I just finished called The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer.
Thank you Melissa for recommending the book and choosing it for our Wednesday bible study.
Do you think about hurry?
I run to the mountains to escape the roars of hurry— A monster behind every tree red eyes stare Fixed to distract me from looking up to the mighty pine trees stretching across the sky Dead set on dulling my senses until now— the sweet smell of pine needles awakens me Determined to divert me from the cushion beneath my feet a refuge from the hustle. Yet I’ve come I’ve seen I’ve found rest for my soul A boom shakes the ground— Insists on the noise the confusion the commotion of more the way to a better life. I begin to climb Slow and steady Embody the goodness with each step The roar— a faint memory What is the hurry? The quiet life is my ambition here.
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