Sunday, August 21, 2011

Uninvited Guest

(where today finds me...)

Uninvited Guest

In the middle of much grief,
an uninvited guest appears,
unannounced, unwanted and unappreciated.
(In every sense of the word)
This guest goes straight to the
heart and mind,
giving unrelenting and unsolicited advice.
No matter how much pushing or pleading
or trying to ignore...
he stays
until he has delivered
increased doubt and fear and pain.
Leaving behind so much
collateral damage.

Spiritual bulldozers are called in daily
working to pick up and clear away
debris of shattered dreams,
pieces of my broken heart,
and mounds of misguided thoughts
delivered so freely by this
uninvited guest.

Part of mortality.
Part of being human.
Part of the plan.