A Homeless Haiku Getting Married

A Homeless Haiku Getting Married short poem

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In the middle of the night, homeless, a poem
begins brooding… walking into a London fog,
watching a grey train chugging along a grey track.
Someone cuts the train of negative chugging –

We see Helen Keller lighting up
word-candles and poem-lanterns
in her fogless but darker world.
The starlight circling the street lamps
whispers, ‘The world misunderstands us.
Doesn’t matter. It’s only between you and God.
He loves your poetic voice.’
It’s glowing inside nuptial starlight now.

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Merton Lee is the author of best-selling ebooks (a) One Thousand Gifts (Where Is God When It Hurts?) published free on Smashwords website, and (b) When Bad Things Happen to Good People (God is biting the bullet theodicy) . He is the well-known author of the Christian articles 'Footprints in the sand (New version year 2013) ' and 'Let's do something beautiful for God'. His poem 'The Road Not Taken' is read by thousands of readers.Born in Singapore in 1969, he is a Christian essayist for the past 10 years. He has studied, reflected on and practised the key insights of the perennial wisdom of Christianity and the major religions for 30 years. He works as a senior Accountant and Finance Manager for more than 20 years in the public sector, contributing his best years to public service.He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1993 with a Bachelor's degree, studying Philosophy, English Literature and Economics. He also obtained Masters degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance from UK (University of Leicester) and another Masters degree in Accountancy from an Australian University with distinguished results, qualifying as an Accountant. He is married for more than 20 years with two children. They live and work in Singapore.
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