Pain awakens The deeper questions What is my purpose? What is my end? Death who waits smugly Asks for what reason Your life was sent. Look back at the darkness Smile and say God loved me into being For once and always.
Superficialities All burnt away Leaving a soul Wounded and afraid Naked Not knowing What to say Only feeling the pain That will not go away.
Singing in Pain #1 ~ Evil Co-existing with good ~ The riddle Of life’s complexity ~ Smirking Insiduously ~ As our minds Attempt to align ~ The paradoxes Of eternity ~ Yet the heart Responds ~ With compassion And mercy ~ And in love somewhere There may yet be ~ An Answer. ~ “The problem … Continue reading In Love There May Yet Be An Answer
The message embracing pain is so pervasive All know the terrible tearings of the spirit The injuries inflicted on our invisible selves And it is to the soul conscious of its susceptibility to spiritual scars That the desolation of the cross offers its way of consolation. ~
In Times of Crisis #3 At the threshold Of darkness When there is little light To see It feels uncomfortable Painful, slightly But there change happens Gracefully. I wrote this sequence in the UK's period of lockdown when the coronavirus pandemic was at its height. In September 2022, I found myself self-isolating with Covid, so … Continue reading At the Threshold of Darkness
IMMORTAL DIAMOND POEMS #4 I was running From my own pain My own Insecurity Running into A confusion Of lies A false security Until there beckoned A voice of divinity Calling me deeper Redefining my identity From God I now seek A better Eternity. Inspired by Richard Rohr, who writes about "“the human temptation to … Continue reading A Better Eternity
In the desert of pain . You hear the voices . See the visions appear . That will transform your extraordinary life . Into that of a child of God again. ~
IMMORTAL DIAMOND POEMS #1 ~ So much fear As if it was unbearable ~ To know Our true selves ~ As if pain Could destroy ~ The strength Of the soul ~ Which endured it all Despite the mind’s fall. ~ Inspired by 'Immortal Diamond' by Richard Rohr. He writes about "the human temptation to … Continue reading Bear Your True Self
Though the scar is deep the river flows Though the valley's dark the traveller goes Though the sky is endless still I soar Heaven beckons, Spirit searches for more... ~
You were With me . In my grief The heart’s . Right response To a violation . And you were With me . In the only Defence of the spirit . The soul’s castle To shield . The developing Self's identity . And now You are with me . In my pain And in my … Continue reading You Were With Me