My Stranger Through the Eyes of a Runner.

I awoke this morning to a knock on the door, a hello from a stranger wishing me goodmorning, and a smiling face.

A face that looked so familiar, so beautiful, and so royal.

This person looked like me

As though I was staring at my own face in this other person.

I reached out to touch this strangers face and instead was welcomed into an embrace

As we hugged I felt complete, like what I had been searching for all my life was in that one embrace obtained.

My heart was overflowing and all my brokenness felt whole

I took his hands and looked and held those palms

Palms that were tainted and broken

Hands that were filled to the brim, yet still he reached to take more from me

I looked up to his face knowing I had no reason to be scared and invited him in with a gentle kiss of his palms

Ones that had experienced so much pain

Pain that I could never know

Hands that held me now, held me then, held my everything

He smiled at me and told me I was loved

I was forgiven

And that he would always be there to pick up my pieces when I fell apart

I had never been so happy to wake up

He promised me while he sat in my living room as I read a book he recommended and sipped on my morning coffee

That I would wake up this way every single morning for the rest of my life

If only I desired to open the door to this stranger every day

And the best part, he stayed with me all day.

Tomorrow morning, I will open my door again.

You are everything I have ever wanted,

16 thoughts on “My Stranger Through the Eyes of a Runner.

  1. What a beautiful poem! I love the clean slate of a new day it’s sometimes just what you need. I love the picture that is one of my favorite sayings of all time, always hits home for me.

  2. Lovely poem. Isn’t a beautiful thing to know there is always one to support and comfort you. I’ve been opening my door more and more and the person who comes in is no longer a stranger. Happy to have discovered this unconditional love.

  3. This is a lovely poem! it is very inspirational and really helps me think about who I really am and what I really want in life, at least that’s what I got from it. That quote is really beautiful as well, great post!

  4. You have a gift with stating a potentially complex topic with a sense of clarity and beauty! The interpretation of this piece can vary based upon where someone is in their life, but the takeaway can be relevant on many levels. Being that in touch with the depths of a subject and sharing it in simple terms is not an easy task for most, I know not for me anyway. 🙂

  5. Oh that’s such a wonderful poem, well written. I’d love to wake up with such a beautiful memory intact! Especially to think they are waiting there to hand over a book and pour me up my favorite coffee!

  6. This is such a beautifully written post. I know that not every one will read this and feel, see or understand it in the same way that you have presented it. But, I feel that your words are quite motivating to get readers to reflect, recognize and appreciate

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