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Friday, May 20, 2011

Divine Invitation

A divine emptying
Prompted from outside, but
At the crossroads of decision,
Embraced from within

The essence of surrender
An invitation to growth
The reward that inspires acceptance
Of what was not chosen

Now bright-burning hope
Reaching past the despair
Snakes up from the dust
Of smoldering places

Of newfound endurance
Does joy testify
Awaiting the unknown
With widening heart

© Stephanie Yax:  2011