The Keeper of The Keys,

Image: Lee Friedlander, 1966




"When you say a situation or a person is hopelss, you are slamming the door in the face of God."
~Charles L. Allen


We have all heard of someone like that
you know the one that whispers are stirred from
like rubble in a dust storm
there's one in every town and maybe around the corner
a coffee table conversation piece from the wrong side of the tracks
everyone has heard one story or another
it is a person that you would never let step foot in your door
who knows what would happen
or what would be taken
so you never
take a
chance
or
give
the
time
of
day
you
have
more
important
things
to
do
than
even
look
their
way
just
keep
walking
don't
get
too
close
or
open
windows
or
doors.




We think that we are above it; throwing stones, and giving up,but we do it in so many ways not blinking an eye.  You do not have to hold a rock in your hand and throw it at someone's dirrection to have committed the act of judging another's actions, or deciding they are beyond repair. We put God inside a box, lock it, and then play His part.  We think we are the keeper of the keys, but God just allows us to turn them within our freewill. We think we can descern what is worthy of reaching out for to save. Oh the blessings we miss out on when we do not let God open up the door to what is possible in this world.

Comments

  1. May God never still His voice in you as He speaks through you! Once again...intense truth profoundly penned!

    Merry Christmas, Carrie

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  2. Hi Carrie, I liked the message of your poem very much. We have to be the ones to open the doors and windows, not to slam them shut! Blessings to you and yours in this Christmas season.

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  3. So much truth in your poem...closed doors and windows not only shut out those we should bless but shut out our blessings

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  4. The shape of your poem reflects our narrowness of sight that the message imparts. It's a reminder that WE ALL fall short of the Glory.

    May Faith, hope and love be with you this Christmas.

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  5. So inspiring.
    reminds me of the movie Bruce Almighty .
    beautiful :)

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  6. "whispers are stirred from
    like rubble in a dust storm" is a lovely image!

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  7. You found 'the key' to the photo puzzle! Happy Holidays!

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  8. What a wonderful post - that could be written only by you. God bless you.

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  9. your message is so pure and powerful. Merry Christmas, Carrie. (love the pic of you on santa's lap - hehe)

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  10. This piece is beautiful. I love the image of the key. I love the message. This is truly inspirational to me.

    The further I read down the key, the more it draws me in. Great work!

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  11. What a great take on the prompt. Sadness in truth.

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