The Longing

The longing

to know the deepest

kind of peace

led to questions

and surrenders.

It led to an expanded

view of life

and pain

and love.

It led to my own

deepest heart

and to the quiet prayer

that reached back —

recognized

and honored at last

as my own true

voice.

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The Quiet Prayer

Somewhere along the way,

in the middle of

the journey

and the remembrance

of a deeper me,

came a subtle,

wordless honoring

and the longing to find

and become

the quiet prayer

not quite spoken

or heard

in that mysterious,

magical place

of in-between.