Only God Knows

Science and Religion

Only God Knows by jjhiii24

You must have sensed it.
I’ve been talking to you since
The moment you pulled away.
Even though you could not hear
The voice in my head,
Your heart has been listening–
Through our mutually open channels
Of thought and feeling.

I know you have been there with me;
The opening is wide on this side–
The welcome mat is brightly colored–
Luminous in a way that only you know.

You’ve been peeking through the keyhole
In the door on your side;
I have heard your gentle sighs;
I have listened as your heart
Whispered in response–You suppose
I do not hear–But I do.

When I turn to see you peeking,
You retreat behind the door;
You put your back against it and wait
To see if there is a sound–
Listening intently for footsteps approaching–
But they do not come.

When you think it safe
You slowly bring your mind’s eye
Back to the keyhole, as I resume
My vigilant stance.
Prepared to answer, but
Bound by a loving promise,
I can only stand and wait.

Love will always remain true in this way,
No matter what the cost–
No matter how much time passes in between.

Only God knows if it will resolve itself eventually–
Or if the silence will deepen,
Or if the light will dim,
Or if the channels will grow fallow,
And empty into eternity.

Only God knows if love will endure,
And perhaps, for now,
That is enough.

About jjhiii24
Way back in 1973, as a young man embarking on the journey of a lifetime, I experienced what Carl Jung described as “the eruption of unconscious contents,” which compelled me to seek the path I continue to pursue to this day. The path of discovery has led me through an astonishingly diverse range of explorations in philosophy, science, and religion, as well as the many compelling ideas in the literature and scriptures of the cultures of the world. There is, in my view, a compelling thread made up of components of each, that runs through the fabric of life. The nature and study of human consciousness has been a compelling subject for me for more than twenty years. I have spent a great deal of my time and energies trying to come to terms with my own very particular “inner experience” of life, and to somehow understand how the events and flow of my temporal life have directly been influenced by the workings within. Sharing what I have come to understand about my own “Inner Evolution,” has tasked my intellect and communications skills in a big way. I am only just beginning to feel confident enough in the results of my study and contemplation to express the many various aspects of what I have uncovered within myself. I am hopeful that my own subjective and personal experience of my own “human spirit” will resonate with others, and encourage them to explore their own.

2 Responses to Only God Knows

  1. katebortell says:

    This is the most beautiful poem I’ve ever read, John.
    Kate

    • jjhiii24 says:

      You are very generous to express such a positive response to my poem. I appreciate your generosity very much. Your own writing in your blog keeps me going back to read more.

      Thanks so much…..John H.

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