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Rest
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By Peter O
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Rest

"Come to me all ones tired and loaded down
And I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

Jesus,
You are rest

From the mob of worry,
The soul's rabble,
Crowds the soul,
Strangles it's breath.

Jesus,
You are rest

From the waters of grief,
Tears seemingly endless,
Living in a trance of loss,
Plundered by the real.

Jesus,
You are rest

From the bleed of loneliness,
God amputated,
Chasing false limbs,
Love-scarred,
Love-frozen.

Father,

I go to Jesus, Your Son,
Rest in His will
From the steep climb of my will --
Untwined from all baggage.


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Submitted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

About the Poet
I am 79 years of age. For the past nine years I have been retired, after forty years, from the field of alcoholism and drug abuse in New York City. I am married and we have two grown sons and two grand-sons. My life changed through a grace-experience in 1967. Writing Christian prayers is a particular interest of mine. This came about by a growing awareness of the spiritual in recovery from addictions. I choose, intellectually and emotionally, to believe the Triune God of the Sared Scriptures as my Healer.


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