I shall return from my walk a new person Is that not the purpose of the journey If I taste good If I taste bad If I mourn Or if I’m glad It is certainly my choice But I shall return a new person I may dwell where the wild waters flow I may rest by the contemplative pools I may rise up to conquer the mountain tops Or I may dive off the cliffs into the sea It is certainly my choice But I shall return a new person Shall I fear the way that I go Shall I stall to stay in one place Shall I plunge into the abyss Shall I take courage to stand in the mist I certainly may – it is my choice But I shall return a new person So I shall go I shall stay I shall dither I shall stray I shall live I shall die I shall believe I shall lie But I shall return a new person Because certainly that is my choice But I shall go in the Father’s arms I shall stay in the same abode I shall die in His love I shall live in Him And I am a new person (c) MDS 8/19/2021
Chubby-cheeked, tow-headed kid Looking at a world chaotic Monsters under the bed Monsters in your head Grown-up body, collegiate mind Portraying something dignified Mice gnawing at the door Mice gnawing at your heart Born an accident, kept distant Pretending life worthwhile Serpents in the basement Serpents in your soul Monsters out grew the hiding spot Mice ate all the cheese Serpents slithered away Inside outside, implosion explosion Damn cat out of the bag Too many claws to stuff it back
I wish it could be easier But I guess it's the only way When I look in your eyes I know that I can try But you know I can't help but to cry You say it will all be OK But I hurt holding onto your words When I look in your eyes I know that I will try But you know I can't make it if you go The pain may be old But it feels so real and now When I look in your eyes I know that I will always try But you know I can't do it without your love
The door is wide open. The door of my love is never closed. It is like a fire portal in your heart, within your deepest self. Some are afraid, because they fear the burning. But there is no reason to fear. It is like a burning in your bones – a longing you cannot describe. It is encoded in your DNA. When you step into the door, you free yourself to be embraced fully by my love. The experience changes everything. The burning is a desire to be fully alive in me. No harm comes to my beloved ones as they come through the door.
The door is and will always be open for eternity. The choice is freely yours to walk through. I always wait for you. Once you enter all is well. Enter now, enter later – the draw is irresistible, because it is your original design. Once you taste of it, you will not want to turn away. Come and see; come and taste; come and experience the fullness. The only hinderance is fear, but my love has conquered all fear and will overcome all resistance. My love is infinite. Selah.