Useless but loving

I like those who lie in hospital beds

thinking that they are useless
but appreciate all the small acts of kindness of friends and families
I like those who moves slowly in wheelchairs
saying excuse me, pardon me with their eyes
still enjoys the fall sunset, praising the Creator
I like those babies doing nothing but being cute
without demanding “Adore me!” but being adored
as if their job is to be loved
They are like blank space in oriental paintings
make the whole universe complete
without doing something but just being
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Peach Tree

I have a peach tree

I can see many peaches hanging there
When did it happen?
I have walked by it everyday
I did not water them
I did not even look at them carefully
When did it happen?
Must be at night
when I sleep every night
The tree must have invited all kinds of
winds, birds, sunlight, and water
Wait, sunlight at night?
Well, mysterious things happen
I do not know anything
who know? Secret sunlight may come at night
I wonder what happen under the ground
What I see is just many peaches
hanging there to serve birds, animals, and my family
They may not know my plan for Harvest
but I will harvest them anyway because they are ripe and juicy
They will be great for many occasions!
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In a perfect world

In a perfect world,

an east wind listens to God
even a worm obeys God’s commandments
as a leafy plants do.
Only a servant of God, Jonah
would be angry
when God saves
the whole town of Nineveh
Even in an imperfect world
an elephant prays
an ant becomes a believer
when a berry happens to fall
Only faithful Methodists
would be angry
when God saves
all humans without discrimination.
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How to breathe under death

I have lived in a body

nearby death
Always in a body
Death has been a good neighbor
I and death right across a body
We have spoken always in silence
Death comes and goes from time to time
We chat over a tea and coffee
In moonlight and in bed
One day death creeps into my body
Touches my legs and thighs
All over my body, even heart and lung
Then I learn how to breathe under death
When I see a new light
Beyond my body, an eternal One
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Happy New Year

You are God’s answers to my prayer

You are the hope of the world
You are the messengers of the Prince of Peace
You are it!
If you do not think so
Trust God, who says so
Not you, who do not think so
Because it is God who calls you, God knows better.
The one who calls you
will give you what you need
will protect you from all the evil
and will lead you to green pastures and still waters
Ah, my beloved
Let us embrace this mysterious lover
with joy and expectation
You are God’s delight!
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When a child is born

When  a child is born

I would not ask, “Are you going to be good?”
I am just welcoming the baby as a gift of God.
When a child is born
I am not going to say, “I am not going to be ready to be a parent!”
I am just delighted that the baby is being born.
When a child is born
I am not going to ask the race, sexual orientation, future career, or even religion of the child
I am just happy that I have a baby, a child of God
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At my funeral service

She is still here with me

I know because my heart is still aching
She is still here with me
I know because I hear her laughter everywhere I go
I thought she is gone
Then I swear I saw her sitting on that sofa
I thought she is gone
Then I am telling you the truth that she lies by my side in bed
I do not know now
whether I am here or nowhere
whether she is gone or staying
The only one thing I know is that we are one
inseparable, indivisible, and unthinkable without the other
When I am here she is here
When I am nowhere she is nowhere
When I am alive she is alive with me
When I am dead, she will be free!
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In a womb

Mommy, mommy!

I am here
in the darkness
the door is shut.
Mommy, mommy
Can you hear me?
I cannot even make a sound
I am voiceless.
Mommy, mommy
are your looking for me?
I am not visible
you have to feel me.
Mommy, mommy
my time is running out
I am short of my breath
Is it my fault when I can do nothing but waiting?
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Circles

t started as a circle of family, complete one

It is, however, still growing as a complete one

Friends and colleagues are now in the circle

Acquaintances and neighbors are keep coming to be a part of it

When the circle lies down on a flat paper

It was just getting bigger and bigger

When it stands, however, in 3D motion

This circle now becomes a channel of blessing

People can come through this circle

from the side of the unknown

to the side of the beloved

making all sides as one

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