Discalced Carmelite Friars

Province of St. Therese


Like stacked bales of wool,
thick walls of silence
form a barricade,
keeping me safely
within my cell,

unless they
block my way,
banishing me,
to the outside,
alone with only 
a hunger
to be within.

Written by Tim Bete, OCDS
Tim is a Secular Discalced Carmelite from Dayton, OH
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