Chasing the Wind

April 12, 2009
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I caught the wind today,
I have chased after it for years,
Believing it would take my tears,
And blow them all away.

I caught it in my hand,
and then tucked it deep inside of
the place I keep all things I love,
my pocket, ain't that grand?

"Wind don't like to be caught",
It whispered to me while I slept
From the pocket where it was kept,
"And you've chased me for naught"

"Wait! I have a question!"
As I was eager to explain
The purpose of my chase again
And make use of this session

"What is our purpose here?"
As I was certain she would know.
Wind, having traveled to and fro,
Said "Don't you know, my dear?"

"No, that's why I've caught you!"
For in life I found no meaning.
"Now you and I are convening,
And still its above you?"

"What have you gained from this?"
"Well you haven't told me a thing!"
"You fool! This is me answering!
Such ignorance is this!"

"I do not understand..."
"Your chase is futile, I am free,
Your work meaningless, can't catch me."
And she left me to stand.

Wisdom screamed out my name!
Somehow finally found my way,
And I'll surely share it today
With these words that then came!

Chasing after the wind,
Has been what all things are on Earth.
Meaningless! Meaningless! No Worth!
Nothing new, all has been!

I've come to peace with this,
Knowing now of something greater,
Purpose I've found in my Creator,
To spend forever in bliss.

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elarebadaxe said...
Nov. 30, 2009 at 6:35 pm
I love how you are so fearless in weaving the Lord into your writing! There aren't a whole lot of people that can do that.
MorningStar15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 1, 2009 at 3:22 am
That was awesome i loved it, the Lord has inspired some of my work too. I loved it too... :)
wnafeelweightless19 said...
Jul. 31, 2009 at 11:11 pm
i really like your work
Evelyn said...
Jul. 31, 2009 at 5:36 pm
beautiful, just beautiful.
gilmorefreak said...
Jul. 7, 2009 at 2:44 am
this is amazing!
Kelsie said...
Jul. 6, 2009 at 11:17 pm
Wow! I love your interpretation of this passage in the Bible. It definately puts it into a different perspective.
trmpetzetc. said...
Jul. 6, 2009 at 10:00 pm
This is a beautiful poem. I think it's wonderful that it's inspired by the Bible.I am always on the lookout for other Christian writers. That verse is a beautiful verse. May God bless you in all you do.
awesomeaugust This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 6, 2009 at 5:54 pm
I really like it
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