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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Love is stronger than Virus

Love is contagious

Love is omnipresent
Love is invisible
Love is powerful
You cannot just wash love away with fear
You cannot keep love away by keeping distance
You can still deliver love through poem
You can see love through actions we (and others) take
Love, virus, and fear
these three will always be with us
Among those three, love is the best.
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Morning is here!

Dawn light feebly appear at the window

knocking faintly with sigh
Is there anyone inside?
Outside there is a feast of gods of lights
lights of rainbow colors
green grass, indigo skies, and sparkling morning stars
With all glorious invitation
corona virus patients refuse to go out
to ascend to the sky where gods live
Here those scarlet scary invisible invaders
sneak into the house threatening babies and elderly parents
robbed the mornings from innocent eyes
How long, O God
How long?
Can we sing a song of dawn again with joy?
Still the outside lover calls the fear stricken patients to come out
Fear not, the spring is here, winter is gone
This will pass by, my dear, this will pass by.
Morning, your companion is still waiting for you
Come out and walk with her! You are late! Come quickly!
Sun is smiling far over the mountain! Come!
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Faith Journey

Do not weep when you have your share of joy

Do not cry when you have your piece of pie
Time is fair and we are all chained by it
Do not regret when you made a few mistakes
Do not sigh when you cannot go back
Life is gracious and we all die with good memories
Once young now old
once bouncy now still
once sparkling now sweet
constantly changing never stopping
you are amazing and you know it
Look up the Creator
Embrace your Savior
Trust the Spirit and move on!
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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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