A Poem on Isaiah 40:31


a hippogriff via here

“Even youths grow tired and weary
and the young will fall exhausted;
but those who wait for the Lord shall
renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like
eagles, they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.”

What does it mean to wait?

What does it mean to wait, God?

because you’ve promised me strength

if only I can do it –


strength and divine perseverance,

you promise,

and I need them.



What does it mean to wait, God?

am i waiting for you

or for the hurting to stop

or am i waiting for strength to come?


what does it mean to wait?

because i am ready to ride the waves of the wind

like a hippogriff

to grab at puffs of clouds and blow smoke rings


to bask in the sun’s rays from that glorious angle

so what does it mean to wait, God?

is waiting now?



maybe waiting is saying

i don’t trust…yet

i don’t completely believe…yet

I don’t have that mary-kind-of-faith just yet


but instead of bowing out on account

of all this evidence i lack,

I will wait

hoping against all hope


that this promise of strength

of divine perseverance

will come.



what does it mean to wait?

God grant me the grit

and the stubborn determination

to find out