Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hold Me

Moses cut a slender tree
for his shepherd’s staff
polished it with tending sheep
in desert sands
held it at the burning bush
presence of the Lord

when cast down after
from his rugged hands
it became a snake
when taken back into his grip
it became a slender tree again

I am a staff
a slender tree
cast me not
Lord, hold me.


  1. Amen!

    Charlie, I'd love for you to come and visit my poetry blog sometime. It's a wordpressy one so not on my blogger profile but here: