I – The Work of Faith
Yes. I have seen the cosmos.
The drudgery of crafting constellations
The slightest sleight of hand
Tipping moons and meteors into orbit.
Mundane as discarded fingernails.
But do not worry,
This monotony prepares a place for you.
Believe I am returning.
II – The Patience of Hope
Does my busywork fail to marvel you?
Messengers will speak my witness.
The solution is promised, but are you listening?
Mirrors cannot be convicted of perjury,
But their sentencing is always transparent.
See where the intercessor must stand?
I am sending one greater.
III – The Labor of Love
But of all these things, do you love me?
The ocean is vast, and waiting.
Let us set sail, and cast our nets to the other side.
Drown, won’t you, in this ocean I have made for you?
I have tasted the sands upon the shore of hell
It was while you were yet cursed, I died for you.
I have returned.
The books are read
Papers dissected, articles analyzed.
Memorizing every in and out
Of this date and that guy
And where he or she was
When that battle went down
Or this miracle happened—
A veritable encyclopedia.
You could grow a long, gray beard
And write your doctoral dissertation
Pontificating on the level
Of your unsurpassed knowledge
On the subject we all try
So desperately to understand.
But that all means nothing
If you don’t know it
Where it matter’s most.
You gotta have faith, man.
You just gotta have faith.
I love you-Goodbye.
I’ll always remember you-inside.
Of Mind, Body, and Soul-like the rest,
Mind and Soul I’ll remember-of you the best.
I’ll always know you were the love of my life
Through the sickness, the pain, and all the strife.
Saying goodbye was the hardest thing I hope to ever do,
I could only wish that it wasn’t to you.
For you raised me lovestrong.
Now I wish I could say-God’s will is wrong,
But faith in HIS plan is right,
Whether you do or don’t-survive the night
Mother, I love you-Goodbye