D-Day

D-Day, at the first
Was the beginning of the end
Of that long, protracted woe
When darkness did descend
D-Day now for me
Marks the end of what began
So many years ago
That its presence I rescind

Forever changed by woes
They could never have perceived
Crushed of soul by darkened sorrow
Ending? Joyous treasures! Sorrow’s seed
And my pounding, crushing, tearing
Has now softened over time
I am altered, modelled after
My once-crushed saviour, who is mine

No need to fear a day’s refining
Though, if we dwell, that’s what we do
He’ll keep us, even in the furnace
Grant unknown strength to follow through
And when we reach another shore
Carried by the crashing waves
That had once appeared our ending
We’ll find he, once again, has saved

Beauty from the ashes
Oil of joy for mourn
Daylight follows darkness
Calm behind the storm
The trial of the crucible
Removing things held dear
Is the path to new creations
Even me, and you, down here

17, 21/8/2020
Reflecting on VP Day – 15 August

Home

Feeling lost and lonely

Though I am known and found

Unsure, confused, uncertain

Yet hope knows where I’m bound

 

A pilgrim on a journey

This land is not my home

Yet here I live at present

Unsettled, on I roam

 

Contentment sought in plenty

Contentment sought in naught

Contentment is elusive

Contentment can’t be bought

 

Home is what I long for

But not a house or land to find

Home will be a Person

But not yet any I have called mine

 

If homeward You’re not calling

Then must I discontented be?

I long for hope’s fulfillment

Of my long-sought destiny

 

10/8/2015

A Heart Sliced

Piece by piece my heart was sliced

Lies told, believed and shared with spice

Slowly bleeding, scab is formed

Scar and callous with every scorn

 

Life and love-blood still pulse through

How to penetrate a heart subdued?

Each time a slice is cut away

Seeping blood, means strength will wane

 

The sudden pain, then numbing shock

Each shaving, sliver that you took

Has wearied body, heart and soul

Though still I am, I don’t feel whole

 

4/12/2016

A Heart Bludgeoned

Pounding, beating, striking hard

Relentless force, crushing, jarred

Unending, constant, take no breath

Wearing down, to point of death

 

My bludgeoned heart, still pulsating

Throbbing pulp, strength is waning

Your threats overt and sometime veiled

Lies and slander will not prevail

 

This heart of mine has loved on love

You kept at bay, by your pounding club

Diminishing, love does not

Heart’s black and blue, though, hide a lot

 

4/12/2016

One alOne

To long to be with one you love

Should not presume one’s idolised

For when a love is placed there upon

The love’s determined, unionise

 

When one, then separation’s parting

Brings pain and strain and foreignness

Those joined and intertwined thereafter

Find torn apart, is meaningless

 

And yet, there’s only one I’m pleasing

One whose path I choose, my own

If another one will not choose with me

I’ll walk pain and strain, apart, alone

 

24/7/2014

The P Words

Set me free for love’s abandon

No longer bound to false affection

Have I not known the truth of love

Was all my story a lie thereof?

 

Set me free from false perception

Look at all through Love’s perfection

Was the beginning true and good,

But distorted by deception’s food?

 

It may be I will never know

The truth of all that we did sow

Or light may dawn some future day

Revealer of some or all our sway

 

The promise is for future goodness

Amazed at all that Love’s accomplished

Rejoice in peace and treasures growing

Announced, established throughout the trying

 

Persistent, patient, persevere

The triple ‘P’ I must revere

Encompassed in that lonely word

Endure, though seemingly absurd

 

 

5/6/2014

Gina Marie

Water, Land, Footprints, Hands

Take my hand, child                         Matthew 14:22-34

Let Me lift you

Up to where, I

Want to take you

Path to follow                                  Joshua 3:3-4,8,13,15-17

Step out strong, and

See My footprints

In them stand

I will calm the                                 Mark 4:36-5:1

Storms around you

Take you safely

Over too

Staying here will                            Mark 4:40, 5:1

Not be healthy

The other side’s

Security

Look to Me and                              Hebrews 4:15-16

Trust My goodness

‘Tis you I favour;

Lovingkindness

(Gina Marie 21/3/2014)