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Listen to the voice
Of those you hear.
Is it dear
To My heart?
Do these things
Count to you?
“Oh, Lord,
How can I
Love you,”
You ask Me,
And yet,
Simple things
As these
You fail to do.

Another thing
I ask of you,
Not to do,
Because the doing
Of these things
Proceeds from love,
A simple thing.
Let me start over,
Lest the length
Of the explaining
Weary you.

Remember who
You thought upon
When first I
Appeared?
So near,
So tender,
You were
To Me then,
Like a child
First listening
For the words
To the language
Of caring family.
You see,
I was
To you then
Birth mother,
Father, friend,
And you gave
To Me
A newborn’s listening.
My speech
Has grown
Dim in you
As you fall
Back upon
The words
Untrue
You learned
From this
Suffering.
World
Against me,
Your words
Do not endure.
Listen to
Childspeak,
Remember what
I seek:
To be renewed
In you,
Like a father’s
In a mother’s womb.
Recreate in you Me.
My face seek
To be yours
Eternally
Begins every time
You seek
My words
Above anything.
Seek Me.