To Get Away

Written by Angela M. Riddick, Poetic Mustard Seeds. Copyright 2014

We all long to get away, from the hustle and bustle of it all

to pack up the car and travel a long winding road
to jet away, high above the clouds, to unfamiliar faces and street car names
to simply get away from our all too familiar domains

but I caution you on that dream of yours … to get away

… you see

to get away means to travel in time, to a land unfamiliar to your soul
it means to travel uncharted waters – go places you have never been

to get away does not mean a brand new remote control
to get way means to forget about lamps and TVs and use candlelight and warm fireplaces as your source of light

to get away does not mean rushing from here to there
rather it means discarding your watch and letting God order your steps

to get away does not mean to be lonely or in the company of many
whether solo or partnered, to get way means enjoying the quietness of
the moment and reflecting on the trajectory of your life

to get away does not mean to dine in familiar places
rather to get away means opening a bible, your mind and your taste buds to the finer things in life

to get away means long candle light baths, soothing music just a whisper away
and getting in touch with the essence of who you really are

to get away means to spontaneously run to the ocean and forget
where you left your sandals

to get away means to travel to unfamiliar places and know deep
within your heart that you could not possibly
be anywhere else

When is the last time you got away?

“But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!.” Revelation 3:16 NLT