Poem

Cry Out Your In Your Weakness by Rumi

Cry out in your weakness
A dragon was pulling a bear into its terrible mouth.
A courageous man went and rescued the bear.
There are such helpers in the world, who rush to save
anyone who cries out. Like Mercy itself,
they run toward the screaming.
And they can’t be bought off.
If you were to ask one of those, “Why did you come
so quickly?” He or she would say, “Because I heard
your helplessness.”
Where lowland is,
That’s where water goes. All medicine wants
is pain to cure.
And don’t just ask for one mercy.
Let them flood in.
Give your weakness
to One Who Helps.
Crying out loud and weeping are great resources.
A nursing mother, all she does
is wait to hear her child.
Just a little beginning-whimper,
And she’s there.
God created the child, that is, your wanting,
so that it might cry out, so that milk might come.

© 2021 Max Holzheu