The fundamental difference when I give my life to God

I used to forge my path
now I follow it

© Meisaan Chan

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Keeping nimble

Stretch, stretch –
I will give you countless occasions
to stretch your compassion

© Meisaan Chan

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In the crisis

In the crisis, breathe
for all solutions begin with breath

In the storm, grasp
for that is the purpose of preparation

© Meisaan Chan

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The next step

Look to me for confirmation
and open your soul and the senses within;
be ready for the million ways I speak

8/9/2020

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Because you first need free hands

To take up my peace,
put down your plans

© Meisaan Chan

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God and the institution

She closes countless doors
but I open stained-glass windows

© Meisaan Chan

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To the artist

Before you paint the likeness of God, pray, yes, pray;
that God may show you the pattern of the fingerprint

© Meisaan Chan

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Not content for the sides

Reorient me so I aim for the heart of the funnel:
I could go along the sides and still swirl my long way there,
or I could plunge in and down, direct

© Meisaan Chan

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The translators

Blessed are they who translate love
and speak so others may hear

© Meisaan Chan

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Wind storm

Maple tree, full crown of dry leaves
tossed wildly throughout the night
and even when sun comes, the wild tossing doesn’t stop
– so weary, so weary!

© Meisaan Chan

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