A quad-tanka poem by Shazzar Kallie

My mind contemplates
circumstances that exist
in body and soul.
Am I alone in this world
shackled by solicitude?

If a lone raindrop
falls from heaven does it rain?
It rains without force,
yet still with purpose of God
to create rainbows with sun.

The journey of life
is of self-discovery
with sojourns of love.
begets solidarity.

I hunger to hear
the Lord's voice speaking to me.
My soliloquy
becomes my prayer of solace.
Alone but never lonely.

© 2004

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