We Try

We try, and often fail
to grasp you with our words

We try, and often fail
to seek you with our lives

We try, and often fail
to find you among your people

We try…and we fail…too often

We know you to be no easy mark
with your standard of love
with your example of faithfulness
with your word of life
surrounded as we are by hate, infidelity and death

But we hope, despite our knowledge,
that you are not far off
because we know that our love, fidelity and life
stand no chance without you

Be here when we try
Be here when we fail
Just be here
and we will keep trying

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Published in: on January 12, 2008 at 7:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

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