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whispering kisses | Provoketive Magazine
20 Dec 2012

The Author

I am a doctoral student at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. I am currently studying Christian spirituality and, within that context, the spiritual words of abused children--namely, that is, how abused children experience the healing touch of God. In my free time, I enjoy writing poetry and children's stories, being in nature, and watching The Wonder Years. Over and over again. And then over and over again. I was born and raised in San Diego, California, and feel madly in love with God on those shores. http://asocialspirituality.wordpress.com


whispering kisses

when the pain is


and the intimacy


when the fear is


and is your only


She is there,

Her motherly care,

whispering Her kisses into your


though you can’t

hear, feel Her

breathing Her love into your

fear, She

is moving in the deep


the blood red dripping from the cross, a love


in your heart is

His heart

so take heart, dear heart

and bring that smile you danced with in your

soul last night, dig that dance into that


a seedling will come

Her winds will cause it to grow

Her rain will bring it to a felt


ing, you’ll be singing that He is here

whispering kisses in your


breathing love into your


that, indeed, nothing is more

near, that, indeed, there is nothing to


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