Sunday, February 21, 2010

Poetry Sunday ~ The Light in the Darkness

Psalm 38:10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
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The Light in the Darkness
(c) Joni Zipp
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The rooms are dark and lonely,
coldness creeps in the crack,
the sofa sorely empty
for life this house does lack.

The walls melt with sadness
we cling to yesterday
the floor it shivers to the core
my home is far away.

Mirrors all lay shattered;
tiny shards remain;
the tinted window clouds my view
all that's left is pain.

I swing the door wide open
to breathe the fresh morn air
A beacon blazes in the sky
it hangs without a care.

The sun it melts all the pain
that swells within my heart.
A radiant beam shines on me
A message to impart.

Inhale all the beauty
that you can sense and feel
without the Light to guide you
your life will not seem real.

I am here, your guiding force
that beckons you to stay.
I need the fragile hand of you,
to light the darkest day.

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Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

6 comments:

Stormcrow said...

Hey that's depressing, but I like it.

joni said...

It was meant to be be uplifting in a gloomy era. :-) I think I succeeded,thank you. :*

Raven said...

I think it reflects a state of somber contemplation. Personally, I think it's good to be aware of all the spaces inside you, dark or light.

Thanks Joni,

Raven

joni said...

Whew Thanks Raven!

It is true and I always see the Light as the winning force in my poems. So they start off down but they ascend gracefully. :-)

Thanks again!

June said...

I love the shift from the beginning -- being in a dark place -- to the last half of the poem, which I found up beat and inspiring (moving into the light).

Well done, Joni!

Take care,
June

joni said...

Thanks June,
This is no different than in life when you wake up say, in a bad gloomy mood, the place feels cold dark and clammy but as the day progresses, the sun comes out and the light warms your face and you wonder what all the gloominess was for. :-)