Boy Scout

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Impatient for vistas and blooms,
we direct ant prayers
to a trail of crumbs, and miss
the peace of cake walking.

‘Lean not’ is hiking code for
stand under the water
fall and cast your fate, upstream, to the winding

Rock sure; thrall the cliff,
and with a rose between your teeth,
for pearls.

There is no rush to God’s hand,
angel feathers gathered,
more or less together,

for the plunge.

Will Schmit

Will Schmit is a volunteer outreach prison minister for Lifehouse Church in McKinleyville Ca. He is the author of Head Lines A Sixty Day Guide to Personal Psalmistry and Jesus Inside A Prison Minister's Memoir and Training Manual both available at Amazon Books and The website also includes poetry, ministry updates, and music downloads from Bring To Glory a CD of spoken word with coffee house jazz.

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