Monday, July 19, 2021

ENTRENCHED IN ISOLATION


Show me the way
Show me the way
To go home

Say I to the prisoner
Sober

So deeply entrenched
In isolation
Distance has become habitual

A hermit’s enclosure
A criminal cell
And I am loathe to leave

We are in trepidation
Of the familiarities for which we long
Intimacies lost

Freedom’s day is dawning
And it would be easier not
To meet it

The return to normality
Frightens us

As the possessed were frightened
Of Jesus when He was about
To deliver them 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

MERCY STILL MAY COME

 


You touched my lips
I gave You my breath
You took my life

By the Beautiful Gate
The Gate of Mercy
We are stretched

Out
Merciless

Alarmed
Agitated
Afraid

Our wounds raw
And still unhealed

The well has vanished
Deep into the desert sand
Its waters turned to vapour

Our thirst will not be quenched
We are on the verge of nothingness
The midnight clock is about to strike

Yet Mercy still may come
Like the dew of morning
Moistening