Sunday, February 07, 2010

Poetry Sunday~ One Voice

Gen. 22:18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
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One Voice
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I hear the voice in the still of the night
it whispers to me causing a fright
I toss and turn I can not sleep
this voice I hear is from the deep.

It wells within the heart of my being
sweltering my soul I wind up fleeing.
Alone in this world with nothing to hold
I straddle my fears as if I am bold.

I wallow in the shapeless city
there to smother in my own pity.
I know no one who’ll toss me a rope,
clinging here; relishing hope

The voice it says, “You must convey
your message to all so they’ll obey.”
but is my voice reaching the few
who need it the most, who haven’t a clue?

I’ll spread out my inspired word
in hopes one ear it will be heard.
Handling the message that I must give,
an awesome release of all I live.

One voice...
All rights reserved: copyright © Joni Zipp

7 comments:

June said...

Dearest Joni,

I continue to be amazed at your lyrical quality and the emotional depth in your poetry.

I look forward each week to see what you post this day!

Take care,
June

joni said...

June,
Thank you! I try to make everyone think for one tiny moment in their day. If I can achieve that, then my work feels complete.
And, I like to keep everyone wondering. ;-)

Thanks for visiting! :-D

Joni

Raven said...

Ahhh...now I feel better. A beautiful poem, Joni. One earnest voice can travel a world and find a home in an ear that seeks consolation.

Happy Sunday, dear.

Raven

Joey said...

Just beautiful, Joni. You've inspired me to write my heart out today!

Be well.

Joey

joni said...

Wow! Raven AND Joey!
Thanks for stopping by ladies! I'm glad my words of encouragement inspire you to write! :-)

I aim to please.

Great to see you here, Woohoo!!!!

Joni

Stormcrow said...

Some people hear voices, others hear drums. ;)

joni said...

Ahh Stormcrow, but the drums are beating out a tempo of rhythmical words. :-)