Wrestling with an angel
When your saw him with his family
and he seemed too right,
or too wrong,
you knew something was wrong.
When you saw him in school
and at first he was not trying at all
and later tried too hard
you thought he was off balance.
When you saw him at work
and his mind was somewhere else
you thought he just didn’t have it.
When you saw him mid-life
and his dress was not quite right
and his car a little ragged,
you sensed he had not kept up.
What you didn’t see
while you held him under scrutiny
was that he had been wrestling with an angel
and while he often appeared to be losing
the prize was closer than ever.