Poem: “Gentle Tapping”


Gentle Tapping
Inspired by 1Kings19:11-13, Mt 26:44

I heard a gentle tapping
But maybe I was wrong.
Soon I was distracted
By a melancholy song.

I felt a gentle breeze
Mild, warm and meek.
But I chose to ignore it
And turned the other cheek.

I saw a gentle smile
On a stranger whom I passed.
I thought of smiling back
But the feeling didn’t last.

I stood before my Lord.
“Where were You all my days?”
And suddenly I knew
I’d lived life in a haze.

I remembered gentle tapping,
The gentle breeze, the gentle smile
And knew He’d been with me
At my side all the while.

Brenda Kay Farber


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