LEARNING TO LISTEN

Creator, Savior, Warrior, Father,
I ask, “Why do you, my Lord, bother
To listen when humans pause to pray,
Consolidating our lusts in what we say,
Presenting cases like legal masters?
Our monologues must seem dark disasters.
How may we, like you, learn to listen
When tears cause others’ eyes to glisten?”

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