My Home of Peace

The changing state from day to day

Speaks not the truth of who you may…

Be, have been,

Or who you’ll be,

Whether completeness day is far or seen

 

Today you do, tomorrow not

Tonight may be a night of rot

But sleep or move,

Or rest or fret,

The Great Good Shepherd holds you yet

 

 

 

To seek a rest in arms not seen

Yet feel the warmth of where they’ve been

The striving, searching,

Me – adrift,

Awaits these arms in love to lift

 

Oh, grant the peace of where you are

To me, whose life still feels afar

Bring to me,

Then bring me to,

The Peace of home, which is with you

 

30/11/2018

Sustainer

Crouched, huddled, humbled

Cowering in grief and loneliness

Hunched over, enveloped in darkness

Afraid, ashamed and alone;

Albeit desirous of great comfort, forgiveness, connection,

Emancipation, peace, deliverance

 

And yet, I hear a voice.

Soothing, inaudible – yet not.

Distinct, definitive, refreshing

Dare I turn?

Dare I look upward?

Dare I risk vulnerability?

Light?

 

I must!

I can no longer live in fear and uncertainty.

This is not living.

 

Rolling, unraveling

Standing, turning, reaching

The Voice is Light, and Rock, and Mountain Height

Where the eagle rests,

Out of reach of any who would prevail in the valley

 

Still the voice calls.

I am drawn, but I cannot reach.

I whisper.

I breathe afresh

Deeply, drawing in refreshment

Expelling all that would hinder

 

I call aloud to the Voice, the Rock, the Height above all.

Desperate, pleading, repenting of all that has been my own;

All that has left me entailed to the dark of fear and shame

 

I am lifted up,

On eagle wings,

To lofty peak,

In crevice rest.

Above

Beyond

Safe

Free

Untouchable by darkness

I see the Light shine on me.

Unhindered view

The warmth of wings – of comfort

The security of Rock – fortress

 

I sleep in peace

Nourishment is sweet

No fear of abandonment

The Voice, ever present

 

Only when He has prepared me

Shall we go on from here

Together

One

The Sustainer and the sustained

 

6/3/2015

This Road

Take me away…

Away with the wind

Away with the birds

Away on the wing, on the tide, on the road

 

Take me away…

Away from the struggle

Away from the pain

Away by the path, by the track, by the less-travelled road

 

Take me away…

Away find the peace

Away find the rest

Away never crying, never lying, never ending…this road

 

 

10/8/2014

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)

Whisper And Truth

Internal, infernal, a whisper eternal
A voice and a cry and a thought
Try to hide

It creeps and it seeps, try suppression to treat
But it scrapes and it claws up
Within won’t abide

Release and relief, expressed at length or in brief
An outlet, a fountain, a fissure
Soothing relief

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A strike and a light, the truth justified
Establishing, grounding in depths
Out of sight

The murmur, the mumble, the mutter of breath
Acknowledged and heard aloud
Exposed to the right

As murmur and thought, the voice and the cry
Find submission to truth and light
Peace will arrive

10/13 April 2014