Category: Songs of Gladness, Songs of Pain

My Spirit Drinks Deep

Another phrase

Finds me out


Just a few

Words are enough


For thought

To be inspired


And my spirit

Drinks deep


From the waters

Of life


That never

Run dry.


Inspired by Psalm 1, this poem comes from “Songs of Gladness, Songs of Pain”,  a modern rendering of twenty-nine different Psalms, ancient texts that speak of human struggle to understand and relate to God.

Like the Psalms, these poems seek to understand evil and violence in the world, searching for peace and meaning, searching for joy and gladness in the midst of pain.

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The Shield


I have been surrounded by foes
and know what it means
for their tongues to be sharp as knives
and bitter as arrows

You were a shield around me, Lord
for I knew you were
God-ever-with-me, God-on-my-side

So I sleep and wake to find
the new day’s prayers on my mind
deepening ever in my heart
my soul’s preparation for the next assault.


3. shield Ps 3 SOG