Tag: pain

The Message

The Message

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 Love There May Yet Be An Answer

In Love There May Yet Be An Answer

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 of evil in the face … Continue reading In Love There May Yet Be An Answer

At the Threshold of Darkness

At the Threshold of Darkness

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

A Better Eternity

A Better Eternity

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

Bear Your True Self

Bear Your True Self

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

You Were With Me

You Were With Me

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

Running from Divinity

Running from Divinity

. Are we running Running from divinity . And running Running away . From our own pain And our own truest identity? . Inspired by Richard Rohr's book 'Immortal Diamond': “the human temptation to run from and deny not just the divine presence, but our own true selves, our inner destiny, our true identity” . … Continue reading Running from Divinity