After Thoughts
The Poetry of J. Hodges

The Heart Truth

As we live, surely, we grow,
learn more than another
Our ignorance, our weakness,
and our happiness
Our enlightenment, our strength
and our demise
Our knowing and unknowing
Our mystery

Our truth, universal
Our difference, divine
Our purpose,
Our gift
that we have received
To comfort and give
Our time
Our effort
Our heart
as one must
uniquely and lovingly
as he would have us

Our worth, our heart
Ours to give
as no other truth empowers
nor gives reason to another.