Midnight Cool

Is it springtime brewing gentle raindrops
or autumn bringing sea-salt aroma
or snowy whispers from a wintry mountain peak
reluctant to prophesy those true prophecies
during the middle age of the night,
as if they may over-heal and crack my inner ears?
Yes, this night, always a unique moment that never
beams back and costs more than the four corners
of the cosmos, if we read metaphysical poets cunningly …

Is it alright for me to furtively relish, to naively
explore or bury my squarish head and spectacles
inside different blood-keen and blood-throbbing versions
of why God allows tragedies to implode on sweaty earth?
Perhaps as long as this midnight cool makes
and remakes my sand-cum-salts-roughened clinging
to dream, bewildered, a tiny part of His cosmic Dream …

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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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