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Come and See

Come and See

 

Then there was a faint light

A glimmer of hope in a vault of cloud

No brightness was emitted

Not even shadows could be formed

It seemed to remain still, unmovable

I pondered on its presence

Did it signify new hope or a beginning?

It would not go away

My attention was transfixed

A gradual movement dispersed the remaining darkness

I saw the sun in i...

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I never cried

I never cried

 

I persevered often in the darkest rooms of despair

Alone I drew upon an unknown resilience of strength

Determined to overcome and survive against all odds

Yet the abyss crept into view as a temptress of seduction

I sat without emotion on the edge of emptiness

In a sea of misery I fell forward into the chasm

Which waited like an open grave to engulf me

Con...

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The Good Old Days

The Good Old Days

 

Those were the good old days

but were they really halcyon days

Perhaps our memories are distorted

as my parents faces became contorted

 

The good old days had their problems too

not unlike those suffered by me and you

They were not spent in sunny meadows

but in the darkness of wartime shadows

 

Those were the good old days

but people exper...

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A Smile

A Smile

 

Sometimes I catch myself smiling

it reflects an innocent joy of heart

I brim with a wonder and gladness

at these passing moments, each a blessing

 

The smile comes from my inner self

prompted by some thought or feeling

Often it is in response to the joy of others

a shared sense of wholesome goodness

 

God can be seen in these actions

and in the word...

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