VOICES OF HOPE
By Audrey Hope
I have been looking for you. Lord,
In all the days of my life.
Asking, praying, begging — trying for you.
I bowed so low to masters, I knocked my soul.
I chanted so loud, I cracked the thundering sky.
This way. That way.
Zigzagging drums and clanging trumpets —
My head a war zone of noise.
Please stop the — I scream —
My brain is exploding.
And with hands over my ears, holding for mercy,
I crawl into the forest, through the trees, under the sky,
Near the birds, in flowers, beside a pond —
To finally — to SILENCE.
Shhhhh — the wind whispered.
Shhhhh — the air spoke.
In sacred surrender,
I hear the new holy sound — SHHHHH.
I hear the magnificent beauty of the magnificent earth.
Nature, my blessed teacher,
In glorious stillness,
Finally, at once, teaching me you!!
God is in the silence.
Audrey Hope is the spiritual counselor at Passages Rehab in Malibu, and host/producer of REAL WOMEN, an international award-winning talk show dedicated to life-altering perspectives. Please visit www.hopesrealwomen.com
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