29 September 2010

Diving in

Restless, I stretch
slip like a shadow from room
to room
wander outside
pet the dog, call the cats
check remaining life
in the flower beds
but confronting the empty
blank screen
white space.

I do not know
can not imagine
how to begin
or where I am going.

pokes, prods, pinches
whispers, wiggles, welcomes me
to anything but words.

Then I remember
I have but one muse
the Author
of my life
my faith
the ultimate
creative voice.

He charts my course
but supplies me
no road map

His request simple
"Trust Me."

So not certain
if waters are shallow, deep
frigid or warm
I dive in, begin
one word
for One
and always
He multiplies.

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signed...bkm said...

It is a beautiful and amazing this "Faith" in One....blessings...the road is always filled with promise...blessings...bkm

Michael Perkins said...

Karin, you are such an inspiration to me.

Claudia said...

how beautiful you describe the way from restlessness to diving into trust...also love the last line...and always faithful he multiplies..
so true!

Duane Scott said...

I love this! I'm often that way... I avoid the blank screen.

THanks for the encouragement!

Anonymous said...

I like this very much - and your conclusion, well, my best writing has always come from just diving in...

Victoria said...

Beautiful words, beautiful message. Your faith is inspiring (and I like your dog, Faith, too!). I'm very happy to have found your blogs. Blessings back at you.

dustus said...

Excellent sense of movement through the lines that captures a restlessness amid distraction. Nice One Shot!

Brian Miller said...

i find faith to be a great mix of excitement and anxiousness....and a whole lot of trust...wonderful one shot!

Nikole Hahn said...

The only time I can write poetry is when I am good and depressed. LOL. When I am happy, can't get a single line out for poetry.

Nikole Hahn said...

Beautiful poetry!

alex said...

im scared of faith scared to trust poeple but to trust someone that takes courage well it does to me great one shot

Shashidhar Sharma said...

Very well said.. trust me.. I liked so much...

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