Date added: 29/05/2020
I leave aside my shoes, my ambitions;
undo my watch, my timetable;
take off my glasses, my views;
unclip my pen, my work;
put down my keys, my security;
to be alone with you, the only true God.
After being with you,
I take up my shoes to walk in your ways;
strap on my watch to live in your time;
put on my glasses to look at your world;
clip on my pen to write up your thoughts;
pick up my keys to open your doors.
© Graham Kings, Nourishing Connections (Canterbury Press, 2020).
First published in J. Robertson (compiled), A Touch of Flame: Contemporary Christian Poetry (Lion, 1990), also on Spiritual Journeys.