Just Give Me This…a poem


Just give me this: A rinsing out, 
a cleansing free of all my smaller strivings 
so I can be the class act God intended. 
True to my purpose, all my energy aligned 
behind my deepest intention.

 And just this: A quieting down, 

a clearing away of internal ruckus, 
so I can hear the huge stillness in my heart 

and feel how I pulse with all creation, 
part and parcel of Your great singing ocean. 

And this too: A willingness to notice and forgive 
the myriad times I fall short, 
forgetting who I really am, what I really belong to.

So I can start over, fresh and clean 
like sweet sheets billowing in the summer sun, 
my heart pierced with gratitude. 

~ Belleruth Naparstek