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"You Remain Out Of Reach"(by Joe DiMino)
You remain out of reach, Always ahead of me You, whom I love so dearly; In my dreams and in my prayers Seek to express the Light of Your love In shadows of my evolving awareness Stumble to grasp Your Infinite Beauty, Close mental fingers of retention, My hand back to clay Sculpted to Your never ending contours, Transfigured from a world of physical steel, By new alchemythat of Spirit-fire. How deeply can I impress upon You My sense of loss by distance Kept from You by Your own gift, These relentless waters The salt of which eats my oars, Currents splinter my bow, Stretch and compress my putty nature With each new ebb and tide; Part of me possessed by the miracle While more of me Is willing to forfeit the entire experience Wanting only to return and abide In Your Tranquil Sea Of Love I am Your precious offspring I know But too often feel the dove Pushed from his cozy nest, And does not see behind The parents stern face Is turned quickly toward the chasm before him, Fearful, trusting only the miracle of flight From afar, Having been warned by the chilling shadow Of a hawks wings I have no doubt of Your Love Each of Your children Your one-and-only; Yourself willfully lost in Your Creation The essence of Your Great Love To giveand then give more; Your lessening the spirit of increase, our miracle of eternal life Our lesson one of transformation of self by release; Relinquishing all so that all may be gained. You abandon Yourself for our Light Indwelling substance of Your Immortal Being Turned outward Our eyes Your eyes Your expression Limited only by our skewed vision The resurrection of fluid patterns of substance And hue not found within the border of mortal imagination But in the ever-expanding consciousness of endless Recreationthe Great I Am.