I Do Not Need For You to Bring the Word to My Door

I Do Not Need For You to Bring the Word To My Door
Ron L. Clayton

I do not need for you
to bring the Word to my door.
The Word is already here.

Do you not perceive it in the pansies there?
Or in the squirrel over there on the bird feeder?
Or in the mother duck on the nest
in the overgrown flower bed?
If you did not perceive it in these,
then you surely missed its song
in that noisy Canadian Goose on the trail.
And you must have missed
its majestic voice in Buddy,
the neighbor’s dog, who greeted you.

I do not need for you
to bring the Word to my door.
It is already here, all around us.

We can walk along the river
and sense its quiet, awesome power.
We can ride our bikes through the open country
and feel its wide expanse.
We can stand in the woods
and hear its voice echo in the wind in the boughs.
We can camp in the rain
and listen to it wash over the tent.
We can wander along mountain paths among the ancient boulders
and begin to ponder but a miniscule fraction of its immense age.
We can stand briefly on the peak towering above the distant valleys
and yet far, far beneath the dome of blue
and feel its breathtaking loftiness.
We can stand beneath the starry canopy and be humbled to utter silence
in the presence of the inconceivable vastness.

No, I do not need for you
to bring the Word to my door.
The Word is already here.
I am sorry if you cannot hear it.

© 2004 Ron L. Clayton

3 Comments

  1. Hadassa said,

    November 29, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    well,i really loved this,great lines you did Wyrd!

  2. Hadassa said,

    December 25, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    good sensation reading this

  3. Wesley said,

    February 7, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I think I’ll print this to give to my Mormon neighbors when they come knocking. 😉 Seriously, though, good poem!


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