People

Together, we are people
Apart, we are alone
When I don’t know you
How can I be known

Together, we are building
Apart, we’re tearing down
When I won’t lift you up
True heights I will not know

Together, we are family
Apart, we know no kin
Will I stay away
Or can we both move in

Together, we’re God’s people
Apart, we’ve lost our place
Will I turn around
Receive, and give, grace

Patricia Burlison
©2012

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Believing

Do I believe
What I see?
Do I see
What I believe?
Your place
Is to teach.
Your place
Is to lead.
Why are you
Washing my feet?
Why are you
Down on your knees?

My place
Is to lead,
So you say,
So you plead.
So I do
As you see,
And doing –
Will you believe?

Patricia Burlison
©2012

Falling at His Feet

Helpless
I fall
Before you
Now

Abandoned
I know
I am
Alone

Of prayer
An hope
I have
No control

Coming
With faith
Longing for
Grace

Healing
My call
In spite
Of all

Chains
From me rise
Open
My eyes

To se
Through your tears
Beyond
My fear

Your offer
To us
Forgiveness
And love

Patricia Burlison
©2012

See my comments on this poem here.