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I AM
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By Peter O
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I AM

"Tell the people of Israel: 'I AM sent me to you.'"
Exodus 3:14

Father,

From the temple of a burning bush,
You revealed to Moses:
"Say: 'I AM sent me to you.'" and
Moses melted with awe.

How speak of I AM?
Only with word-shadows,
Even word-rags; for
You are a Hidden God. YET,

How speak of I AM?

I AM is Love.
Not the frail ache of the human,
A whisper; but
The Unending Symphony of Love
Heard by the ears of the Universe;
Emphatic --
Love gave us Your Only Son, Jesus.

How speak of I AM?

I AM is Truth.
Rooted not in dry soil,
But infinity; without wither;
Absolute, but not tyrannic;
Beyond deception (a contradiction);
The Wisdom of the Maker of it all --
Borne witness by Your Son, Jesus.

I AM is Home.
No more a wandering child, search weary;
Winter is gone, sin's shroud gone;
Soul-mutiny gone, sadness scaled;
Now?
Joy, joy, joy, for
You behold me lie-naked and
STILL love me --
This IS Home: for You are
A Breeder of Joy.


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Submitted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Last Updated: Thursday, October 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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