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Still Seeking
LMG Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (July 12,1952 / New York City)

Still Seeking

Jesus Christ are you there?
Behind surreal smoke screens
Of incense and theatre.
Or are you hidden deep
Within the inspired words
Of serious scripture?

Are you perhaps concealed
By mumbling, pious tongues?
Are you weary of worship and praise
And the thick, dusty verbiage
of claustrophobic committees
And cold ecumenical councils?

Are you happy to be
Presented as an icon:
A cultural commodity;
A mere caricature?
Are you hiding behind
The kitschy statues of
Touristy Lourdes and Fatima;
Deploring the pilgrims' blindness?

I offer a heartfelt prayer,
Shorn of all pretension.
Will you reveal yourself
To those who truly seek you?
For I believe you do exist
But it's just so hard to see you!

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........a beautiful tribute to those valiant people, wonderful write....
very fitting tribute and a show of true faith.....
A fitting tribute to those brave people who patrol the coast. Best wishes, Andrew
I thought this was a wonderful tribute 10/10 :)
A wonderful Tribute. I love it. +10
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