Saturday, January 11, 2014

when the face of god is a three-year-old

sometimes the face of God
looks a lot like a three year old
who sings you a get well song
he made up himself.

sometimes the face of God
is his mother, who reminds you
God is your shield,
and writes silly things
to make you laugh.

sometimes the face of God
is a gift in the mail from a faraway friend,
chosen and wrapped with love.

sometimes the face of God
comes to you in the dark and pain
of early morning,
and it looks like everyone
who ever said they'd pray.

always, the face of God
is my family, who lives it with me
and never gives up


Jodi said...

Sometimes the face of God is the gratitude shared when you're letting joy keep you. xx

Nancy said...

And sometimes the face of God is uniting the hearts of people who live far, far away from one another and using this crazy technology to do it :)

Kay L. Davies said...

A three-year-old is a ray of sunshine.
And I love that your family is supportive. That must be a wonderful feeling.
Lindy sends bunches of doggy hugs to you and a few for Lady.
Love, K

Deb Colarossi said...

So gorgeous,
love you muchly my friend

Loree said...

Another beautiful post Leslie. Hope all is well.

Tracy said...

This is GLORIOUS, Leslie... one of my faves of your poems, it must be!! The face of God is everywhere, if we choose to see it. :o) This inspires me so much... ((LOVE & HUGS))

beth said...

beautiful yet questioning…..are you okay?…xo

Leslie said...

Beth, I've been having a rough time with the old enemy - intestinal adhesions. Lots of illness and pain. So that's what the "get well" song was about (as well as the rest of the poem.) Thanks for asking, friend :)

Becky Jerdee said...

I'm sorry to hear of the old enemy again...keep on singing. Your words are awesome!

S. Etole said...

This is so quietly powerful.

♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

i love your family too!