WANDERLUST

Call it insane or whatever you like!

When I left my comfort zone.

Home it was called, slept, ate 3 meals a day,

To wander out there alone.

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Soon ran out of the pittance I carried,

Saw a church with a grave, I slept on.

So different this grave, like, a smiling Saint,

Beaconing, come and rest upon.

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Slept about an hour on its grassy smoothness,

Woke up cold, a sweater was it!

It was all I wore barely sufficient

To keep the cold out, bit.

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Dark as inside that grave with eyes closed,

And night was pitch!  Felt my way

To the road, even darker, gravel it was

Grass by the gravel I lay.

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Long as my foot felt gravel and grass

On that straight road, secure!

But then it curved, could not help wondering,

How long can this pilgrim endure?

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Kept curving until a light appeared,

Could make out homes in the dark,

And a friendly café light, far side of town

My spirits soared!  Ala-carte!

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Sure, quickened my steps toward that light,

While scouts kept taking lead.

Then I was promoted you might know!

Should have stayed in bed!

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Wandering thoughts, of course, story of my life!

Recalled all this in Negros,

Philippine Islands, W. W. II, at night

Helmets as pillows, good pillows.

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What next?  Wandering thoughts?  The ministry,

Pastoring for 30 more years,

Clear across this fine country of ours!

Many churches and many tears!

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Whatever you call it but call it right!

I wandered with wandering afar!

Soon heaven, this wanderer is roaming no more!

Except to visit the stars!

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And then what, you think our sky is big?

Just wait until you see God prepared,

Endlessness, no problem to us,

As Spirits, already there!

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Of course, the Sam will soon discover!

Today is 08.22.12

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