Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Poem: You Know How It Is

You Know How It Is

You know how it is.
You set out to have a simple conversation,
gather some facts
from a stranger,

and a magic happens,
a connection,
deeper than expected,
like a flash of lightening
on a summer's night,

and suddenly
there is a person who is more than a person
at your side,
an ally,
a soul tied to your own,

like Adam,
out of dust,
out of nothing that existed before.

You know how it happens, because
it is not the first time,
and yet
each time it does,
you are surprised.


The picture is from the carriage ride I wrote about in my previous post. You can click on it for a larger version.



Shadow said...

those are magical 'meant-to-be' moments!

Derrick said...

Hi Tom,

"like a flash of lightening
on a summer's night,"

I really like that, - a bolt from the blue.

willow said...

What a beautiful carriage path and pairs so nicely with your poem on connections.

And, yes, I know how it is.

I'm still humming the "be still" song...

Lyn said...

I think we all know how it is..your poem really captures need and good!

Leonora said...

Yes! I do know how it is. To be given the gift of a friend when we least expect it. It is one of life's best surprises.

FireLight said...

I have come back to this several times and have been reminded of meeting certain people who became close to my heart in an instant. The wheel path in the photo depicts the parallel lives we bloggers have here ... rolling along together ... kept close by our journeys and direction...though never meeting...not needing to...just side by side in God's universe enriching one another's lives.
Your poem is a perfect portrait of the birth of the blessing of friendship.