That Bigger Story

Your story does not stand alone.
it is interwoven
with the stories of countless others,
affected by and affecting
the lives of persons you love
and persons you do not even know.
It is, furthermore, a page
in the book of the entire universe.
Name it as such
and dare to claim as your own,
that bigger story.

© 2018 Dennis Ference

Haven’t written…

Haven’t blogged for awhile
and may not blog again.
Entering a new adventure and challenge called pancreatic cancer. All words pale in the mystery of it that sends me deeper into the Mystery of God. Blessings to all. You may yet see my words here again. Peace.

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Only When

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It seems it is only when
I feel profoundly alone
in suffocating darkness
that I begin to notice
faith’s tiny flickering
flame waiting to be fed
my usual doubts and fears
so it can blaze wildly
and light up the night.

© 2014 Dennis Ference

Fishing

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Have you ever been fishing
with someone and it seemed
pointless to keep score?
when a congenial sun, feathery
breeze, and dancing water glitter
were the big catch of the day?
and words and laughter
came easy and harmonized
smooth as silk with the rustling
of the trees, drone of insects,
and song of the birds?
when everything was
nothing and nothing was
everything and the present
was the only time to be?

If so, my friend, perhaps
you were fishing with a saint,
or perhaps that was the day
you first bumped into
your own muse within.

© 2014 Dennis Ference