Poem- “He’s Looking At Me”

I’m no poet. I freely admit that and I make no claims that this is any more than some rambling attempt for me to express one of the weightier aspects of being a parent. So take it for what it is: a daddy, who is about to be a daddy for a second time, still learning the depths of his responsibility to his kids.

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He’s Looking At Me

He’s looking at me from two and a half feet high.

Blue eyes always watching, observing, learning.

He sees me care and sees me hurt.

He sees me love and sees me cry.

He’s looking at me from two and a half feet high,

What am I showing him?

He’s listening to me from two and a half feet high.

Little ears always hearing, heeding, learning.

He hears me build-up and hears me subvert.

He hears me submit and hears me defy.

He’s listening to me from two and a half feet high,

What am I confessing to him?

He’s following me from two and a half feet high.

Little feet always walking, running, learning.

He steps in my footprints in the dirt.

He shadows the things I glorify.

He’s following me from two and a half feet high,

Where am I leading him?

He’s imitating me from two and a half feet high.

Little hands always doing, working, learning.

He knows my laziness and knows my effort.

He knows what I deify and knows what I crucify.

He’s imitating me from two and a half feet high,

Should he be?

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Poem- “He’s Looking At Me”

  1. Caleb,

    I found your blog because of your review of Radical by David Platt. I have recently written a similar book about discipleship. I was wondering if its possible for me to provide you with a copy of my book in hopes that you would consider reviewing it?

    My name is Robby Gallaty and the title of my book is: Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples. After surrendering my life to Christ in 2002, I was presented with the opportunity to be discipled by David Platt. He describes our time together in the Foreword of the book. Here’s an excerpt:

    So what do you do when a 6’6” 290-pound thieving drug-dealing pill addict trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is standing next to you on a Sunday morning in a church gathering? My thought is that you become that guy’s friend as soon as possible! So one Sunday, years ago, I had the God-ordained, God-orchestrated privilege of meeting Robby Gallaty.
    Simply put, the Lord’s hand on this brother was evident from the moment I met him. Robby had just become a follower of Christ, and his zeal for Christ was not just clear; it was contagious. Before long, I had the privilege of baptizing him, which is quite a story in and of itself (just imagine this 6’6” 290-pound man slipping on his way down into the baptistery and falling straight toward you, causing water to splash over onto the choir like a wave pool out of control). Every week, Robby and I would meet for Chinese food over lunch. We would walk together through God’s Word and pray together for one another. I can still remember sitting over General Tso’s chicken watching Robby write down every single truth I shared with him on the napkins at Mr. Wang’s. Then he would take that truth and not only apply it in his life, but also teach it in others’ lives. I visibly watched this brother soak in the gospel as he spread the gospel on a weekly basis.

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    I can provide it to you as a digital file immediately. If you would like a paperback copy after reading it, I will be happy to mail you one as soon as I receive the printed copies.
    Of course, I understand that you are under zero obligation to review my book, and if you do review it, you can leave a good or a bad review. I am simply asking for you to prayerfully consider it. Thank you in advance. I look forward to your response.

    Many Blessings,
    Robby Gallaty

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