Poem: “The Eyes of Your Heart”

The Eyes of Your Heart
The Eye
Piercing the Monstrance veil,
Gazing at me
Focusing green eyes upon the
White Sacred Species:
Seeing me across time and eternity,
Spotting me beyond the seated masses,
Savoring your word,
Devouring your bread, broken and shared.
Peering through the lens of love at
Me kneeling before
Really, truly present
Body, blood, soul, divinity
Held aloft by Father’s steady hands.
Know me
Heal me
Bless me
Love me

Me, hidden within the crowd,
Elevated by your grace, for mercy.
Eagle Eye precision
Laser-sliced me from cancerous flesh
By your glance in my direction.

But I knew…
     Your Eye
Searching for me,
Lured my green eyes to rest
Upon your Beautiful Face
Illuminated by the Monstrance
Eyes sparkling,
Across time,
Through eternity.

Stacy Peterson
March 16, 2017

Inspired by Fr Connor’s holiness (of St Patrick Cathedral) and his words at Benediction, and by the Gospel of Luke (ch 7&8)

Stacy received a BA in PSCI from VaTech and taught for several years. As a former Marine reservist and Officer Candidate, she brings Semper Fidelis to her vocation as wife and mother. She ponders the world around her and on occasion pens an essay. She may be reached at stacypeterson40@hotmail.com.
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