Like a whisper in darkness
That you can’t quite make out.
A sudden and urgent call for help
But they don’t give you the route.
A moment you lost your place in line
To realize you didn’t need to be there.
A question posed to you in a moment
That comes out nowhere.
An insignificant crime where justice is swift
Nearly alarmingly so.
Years you spent loving a woman
Just to watch her go.
Do you remember when you took up drinking?
Or is that time all lost to the past?
Do you recall the winter you shoveled the snow
And finished it off with a cast?
Years of believing in God
To the years you spend in disbelief.
The second your daughter was born she was blue
But cried, to everyone’s relief.
The moment you said you would never love again
Then turned and looked into her face.
You took the right side in a disagreement
Then everyone got on your case.
Which of these moments define you
And which can you simply throw away?
Which do you warily agree with
Which will bring you to pray?