Wednesday, February 19, 2020


“Answer me when I call, O God of my right!
    You gave me room when I was in distress.
    Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.” Psalm 4:1

when everyone treated my
calls like they were from
telemarketers, blocking me,
you picked up on the first ring;
when all the doors
were slammed in my face,
you got out the blankets,
sheets, and pillows for the guest room;
when even my best friend
said, “enough; don’t you
have anything new going on?”
you pour me a cup of tea
and settle in your chair
as if you have all eternity
to listen –
just to my heart

© 2020 Thom M. Shuman

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