The story of any one of us is in some measure the story of us all. ~Frederick Buechner

I Look at You, Looking at Me


I look into Your eyes and see

The deep blue sea,

Sea of love, sea of joy

Your peaceful smile

Looking at me.

When you look at me, I see me

A crumpled mess of debris

You touch it and it flies away

Like paper in the wind.

You breathe on me and light

A tiny fire within,

Within my heart

The heart of a little child

A child frightened in the night.

I look again into your eyes

Blue as the ocean and I take Your hand,

You smile.

Your peace fills my soul again

Love so deep, so profound,

All around is chaos

But in your eye there is calm

Just like the eye of a storm

If I remain there, there is joy

If my gaze looks to one side or the other

The storm rages all around

Only in You

Peace, Calm, Joy is found.

Rosalie Johnson
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