Listening

Talking to God came naturally to her
as natural as eating, sleeping, breathing
being a mother, a sister, an aunt
a friend, and a wife

Listening to God was another matter
altogether

She didn’t like what he had to say
about patience, love, understanding
tolerance and letting things be

Waiting didn’t come naturally
Nor did standing aside
doing nothing
Letting things just
happen

So she didn’t
she interfered, charged forth
barged into, and rearranged lives
all in the name of God
and his word

So God went quiet
stopped giving advice
or guidance
or council
afraid of insulting her
worried that she would

just

stop

talking

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