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A man says a small prayer, “Please God, be with me”
A mother says “Dear Father in heaven watch over my son”
A wife prays from her love of God and the faith she has,
and that her husband will return home safely to her.
A mechanical dart called Fate, stabs it’s awesome point
into the soft heart of heaven, as it starts it’s long
journey to catch a star.
All eyes watch, all ears listen, some people pray,
some just wish us all . . .“good luck”
Is it so unlike a man chasing an elephant with a butterfly net?
Are we looking for a better place to live?
If Earth was made by God, can there be a better place?
As the human dare devil looks down from his perch
higher than any mountain in the world, he thinks;
“Am I a visitor, an adventurer, or God help me-an Intruder?”
He sees a star larger than man’s imagination,
and yet can imagine catching one . . ."help him?"
Must we always question what we don’t know?
We are searching for something that isn’t even ours to find
Yet we cannot even take care of what has been ours forever
We are always probing into the endless voids of outer space
Yet we haven’t even reached every place on our earth
We are looking forward to reaching another planet
Yet we cannot even reach the bottom of our oceans
Instead of searching for something we can never hope to find
Should we not thank God for giving us what we already have?
Our goal should be as a rule, not to pollute what we can find,
But to purify what we already have. The answer is in you my friend!
Smokey Lonesome / Oct. 1968, Charleston,S.C.