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FEELING LONELY

Some look for you, Lord, In your sun, in your moon In your stars. Some actually look for you, Lord, In the faces of the others. Some look for you, Lord, In the many acts of kindness That occur every moment of every day, Often overlooked and missed by the rest of us.
I look for you here, Lord, Here in the bed next to me. I even look under the bed Or in the closet, ‘Case you’re playing hide ‘n seek, A game the psalmists seem to think You play our entire life, Lord.
I look for you in the kitchen Next to the coffee pot, Or in the garden Where I've often seen you, Planting and watering. I look for you at your station, Lord, Where you make the others Beautiful and becoming. My obsession to keep looking Everywhere,   More than I can resist, Lord.
Today, Lord, You’re nowhere to be found Except in my heart, of course. I know, Lord, how picky can I be?
I can eat and drink, Lord, I can take pleasure in every imaginable way To fend off feeling the loss, Opening the gate to all the losses, Losses I have no desire …