Sunday, January 15, 2017

Insurgent

 Roy Hawkins Jr
Image: "Angel in the Sun" Roy Hawkins Jr.

“Only mercy can liberate us from the madness of our determination to be consistent - from the awful pattern of lusts, greeds, angers and hatreds which mix us up together like a mass of dough and thrust us all together into the oven.” Thomas Merton, Raids on the Unspeakable



Thin lines restrain;

sameness

my breath contains,
till I can no longer feel
Your perfect pain!

Make me
a silent ghost -
tears in the night
ache in their souls,
their dream of fright.

Yes! make me Your angel
of the seven plagues;
with Your love

We’ll destroy bland fate.

3 comments:

  1. A beautiful entreaty.....I especially like the middle stanza.

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  2. I love the idea of destroying Fate. Angel of the seven plagues did give me a little shiver...and it really made me think of Dante Alighieri's Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained. Powerful writing.

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