Here are two more gems from Dear God by Bunmi Laditan.
You weave my destiny together,
and I sit here pulling threads,
weeping over last year’s patches,
fretting over tomorrow’s patterns,
screaming as we sit too close to the fire.
God, please push your loom back,
lest I go up in flames,
my quilt reduced to smoke and gaudy ash.
You look up from your work and smile,
your hands still moving so fast they’re a blur,
and pull an edge of coverlet over my trembling form
and hum me to sleep.
And the prayer that goes with the drawing of a child running…
You stand just out of reach
and let me chase you,
my hands catching the tip
of your flowing garment
before you laugh and run faster.
I laugh, and my lungs pump as I run faster,
you staying just out of reach,
then slowing down,
letting your glory graze my soul
before running out of reach again.
I will never stop chasing
as you lead me closer
to your heart,
my only home.
Pages 109 and 119 in Dear God: HONEST PRAYERS TO A GOD WHO LISTENS.