Sunday, April 26, 2015

A promise met by laughter

After Romans 4:16-25

A promise met by laughter,
disbelief becomes scoffing;
a fool to make such a promise,
a fool to believe it

a promise in spite of
a promise despite
a promise in the face of

I walk with Abraham
and know his heart
and know his doubt
and know his faith

he is too old to be
too old for anything
too old except to sit
and sleep and tell
stories to strangers

I walk with Abraham
and listen as he succumbs
to the laugh, overcomes
the laugh

I walk with Abraham
I create what is not
I create what cannot be

Photograph by Peter Griffin via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

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