Show me the heart that is hurting
And bring to me all those in pain
For there is a promise assuring
That life need not always remain
In cycles of sin and despairing
In tears at the depth of your shame
But rather there’s hope for the morning,
In Grace that is falling like rain.
Tell me the sorrows you’re keeping
The deeds that you’ve hidden away
Give me your burdens unsparing
It matters not how much they weigh
For my arms will comfort your weeping
I’ll stand in the breach with my strength
I’ll lend you an ear when you’re speaking
And hold you when fear calls your name.
So show me the heart that is hurting
And bring to me all those in pain
For my love’s a fire still burning
And my love is calling your name.
Lift up your eyes all you who are broken
The light in the sky is revealing a token
Forgiveness is nigh to all those downtrodden
While grace is the prize from the Kingdom of Heaven
There are two (2) distinct breaks in cadence for the following poem, dear reader. Kindly pay heed and take your time when reading, even as I submit that you’ll likely not understand the nature of what it is you read. However may the provocative wording be enough in this verse to amuse you… If nothing else
~ Musings of my Mind ~
Here we are again my friend to all the world unknown
Tears have no place in our hearts for they’ve nowhere to go.
We care not if you understand or clarify our words
You’ve dared not show your hand nor faced the horrors we have known.
At some far distant future time when we at last are grown
This time will seem as nothing more than seeds unwitting sowed.
Your vengeful gaze and broken pride have given life their turn
But you’ve no answer to the lies that whispered when we heard–
“Go far but fail not
To admit your wrong.
Give way but faint not
Ever be you strong.
Each day you praise not
The Maker of it all
Dreams that you dream not
Will force you to fall.”
So question my motives, give place to your fears.
And I bet you’ll question the reason I’m here
But venture to walk a few days in my shoes
And you will see truth is not solely in you.
To everyone watching her plight
It seemed she fell away
Buried herself deep inside
And hid from everything.
But they could not witness the fight
Within her soul that raged:
He’d crept, a thief, into her life
And left there scars and shame.
The one trusted to hold her tight
And guard her with his strength
Had cloaked his poison in disguise
Until it was too late.
At last intentions brought to light
Revealed the brutal gaze–
But after she had given life
And suffered in his flame.
While to those ones whose watchful sight
Believed she’d fell away–
Hidden behind her languid eyes
Is a torturous pain.
Thus do not judge her silent plight
For she herself has gained
A judgement so determined by
A devil and his games.
Come share a moment of your time, for time is all we have.
Your wealth, your privilege, status symbols end and never last.
Though time, some say, will end soon too, without it all we are:
Our hearts not beating, life unmoving, emotionlessly scarred.
Remove all other vestiges, all remnants leave behind,
Then try to tell me who you are without this gift of time.
When last you’ve reached the reckoning of my somber request
Submit your answer don’t hold back, all this at my behest
And truth you may ignore desires, either one or twain
But in so doing you have given answer all the same.
I see a shadow dancing in the corner of my mind
Its form so free, romancing, moving fluidly in time.
It whispers tales of lovely things while spinning webs of lies
Taunting, flirting, telling me to give away my life.
I shift my focus for awhile seeking to undermine
This shadow’s beauty, still romancing, dancing in my mind
But all the while these alluring thoughts weigh deep inside
Haunting even sleeplessness as if they owned the night.
I hear enchanted music drift so sweetly through that I’m
Want to near the shadow that’s been hidden in plain sight.
This shadow dancing, still romancing, ever in my mind.
Through thoughts of despair and moments of calm
When I’m unaware of how far I have gone
Time seems to stand still and hope disappears
Life tells fate her will but still it’s not clear.
Love flees apace as the days turn to years
Above all the laughter hides thousands of tears.
Vanquished before by these demons unnamed
Those banished and formed by one mind all the same.
Escape you still living, for death is your fate
If you tarry longer at this Devils gate.