Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Psalm


"We must learn to respond not to this or that syllable, but to the whole song." 
Thomas Merton

You say
"be not afraid"
yet this darkness is
complete.

A well of silence lies 
beneath my feet 
as I try to feel
my way back to you.

How can I be brave
when all around me rush
rivers of anguish, tears
over-flowing life’s banks?

Terror fills the sky
in dark flashes
my sight declines,
and endless night
encroaches the edge
of vision.

Will you lift me
if I stumble 
and fall?

Oh, call softly
and with seeing
fingers I'll find 
your healing 
hands again.

(10 Jan 2013)