Posts Tagged ‘rollerblading’


12 August, 2010

“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.” — Romans 1:20

This one’s for Aaron. It’s been a helluva long time since I’ve written anything, so please go easy 🙂 I’ll probably refine it at some stage (…right…)

I stopped caring about work
And profits
And junk
And spent two hours at coffee with friends
And another hour, having coffee with friends
And helped some friends teach circuit theory to each other.

I knew of something
You needed to be told
(us engineers, we’re too deaf to hear it on our own)
And something I hoped you’d understand:

I went for a rollerblade today
(that’s not the bit you need to understand)
Along the bike path that kinda trims the beach
But is blocked by heavy bush
And fruit bats.
I watched the ground hard
For every stone and pine-cone
Was another tripping hazard,
And once or twice I searched for
That distant goal.
And as horizons quickened,
And as the air did thicken,
I quick glimpsed up
Just once, just once

The sky had turned a glorious red
And punched bright holes in cloudscapes.
I paused and marvelled
Rolling rolling rolling stop.
And I couldn’t help but wonder if
You looked up from your goals,
Your work, the bumps in the road,
And you’d see something else,
Someone greater,
And his goals,
His work, his bumps in the road,
And one day revel in his glory.