If Not This, Then What?

What can I claim And hold secure Against the rushing Torrent of life?   Not money, Able to gain only that Which crumbles and slips Through one’s fingers.   Not ability or skill, Though notable today; In time and space, Insignificant and fleeting.   Not family or friends, With love and support, Cannot guarantee evenContinue reading “If Not This, Then What?”

In Darkness

I awaken, yet darkness remains.   Tormented and discouraged, I cry out, “Lord, where are You?”   I search familiar places, Yet, happiness eludes me And my heart sags, soaked in sorrow.   Life’s trials and its senseless inhumanity Weigh upon my soul, And I wonder, “Will my spirit ever again take flight?”   Overcome,Continue reading “In Darkness”

The Rescue

It was a small thing, Barely visible to the eye; Easily trampled and kicked about, When it fell into the road Among the throngs Hurrying on their way Somewhere More important.   Rain falling; A torrent rushing, Sweeping fiercely, Forward flinging, Halting briefly On stones, In gullies, swirling— Lost in current.   Falling deeply EndlessContinue reading “The Rescue”

Rubbish

Here I am, once again, Taking ashes, Making promises, And pledging Acts of devotion.   I have to admit; It’s discouraging To see How little changes From year to year.   There they are, The same three hideous Pieces of furniture— Self-centeredness, complacency, And pride— Still sitting in my living room.   I had hopedContinue reading “Rubbish”