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Waiting, Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Waiting ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #333

I wait my turn
Impatient
For the opportunity
To challenge
The sky
Leave the storm sodden Earth
Rise into the promise
Of light
Breaking through the cloud

But why?

Why wait?

Is not the sky
Beckoning?
Are these not wings
To lift me?

There is no control tower
No queue for the runway
My hand rests
On the throttle

All that’s needed
Is the will to engage
The engines

Ascension

You, dear one
On your own stormy passage
Astride God’s wing
These waning days
Rising through your fall
Into His grace

Slowed in wit and voice
Ever keener of spirit
You ascend

Passing through
Deep featureless slumbers
Parting clouds offer
Fleeting glimpses of the love
Gathered ’round you

Then
With swift finality
Through the cloud
Into heaven’s azure
There to witness
God’s full blaze
And in His embrace
The lesser stars
Of those who’d passed
This way before

And there too
The One True Love
You’d lost so long ago
Now with God
He welcomes your return
To Love’s eternity