Sustain my heart
with a long good bye
watching you leave
till your shadow dissolves
into tears of longing
oh… not to be left behind!
Weary eyes that
give way to rest
slipping into dreams
oh… familiar caresses!
from one who went before
Oh…what is this!
new life of watching
waiting and wondering
a world where
days are echoed
with such continual emptiness
Pleadings with prayer
oh…God help me!
release my body
from this prison
filled with little dignity
and racked with pain and sorrow
Respect of a life
the sword is raised
shrouded by heaviness
of grieving and death
oh…arms are lifted!
as breath turns into embrace
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Unmasked are all the hidden bruises ~ shadows left behind from silent crosses ~ engrained with anxiety fears and pain
are all the inner thoughts ~ ghosts taken residence from hearts theory ~ ideas judgment and conclusions
are all the silent songs ~ refrains unsung melodies bursting with LIFE ~ love acceptance and contentment
There is HOPE, for He knoweth all things.
There is GRACE for His mercy endureth forever. There is LOVE for on Calvary I was on His mind.
Masquerade whispering faces
a costume for the heart
unveils painted smiles of torment
Veil of grey colored snow
a cloak around the soul
protects fragile prayers of sorrow
Will pliant like golden wheat
bended by Autumn winds
submission an expression of being
Intercession releases corralled feelings
a portal to absolution
no longer resistant faith takes the lead
Moving shadows confuse the heart
but light gives way to victory
mask of uncertainty dissolves
Painted smiles are washed away
from rain of glory skies
true countenance now revealed
Veil torn remnants of grace
His attributes pour from the soul
He is Jehovah! His child rejoices!
Will Provide.” Jehovah, the name doesn’t directly commemorate a past occurrence or circumstance; it anticipates future actions. He Will fill the skies with glory! He Will turn your prayers of sorrow into prayers of thankfulness and joy! When you go through your times of resistance remember, surrendering your soul breaks through the veil, where Love~Mercy~Grace are just a breath of FAITH away!
Today I felt the burning sands
the desert before the valley
My heart existent feeling scorched
lay charred by broken embers
Lost within mirage of trust
my soul lay barren of hope
Valley of prayer now draws me in
as life continues to press
Weary soul gives way to HIM
amidst the valley cooling waters
Through earthly defeat and losing self
my soul now claims the win
With battle of thoughts now at an end
the soul drinks deep of victory
Today I felt the burning sands
the desert before my valley
What is victory a new name in glory
Or triumph through ones life’s journey story~
Is it winning the battles of one’s own defeat
Or bringing your trophies to Jesus feet?
What is victory overcoming this world of woe
Or winning the conflict against your foe ~
Is it Victory through Jesus Christ our Lord
Or all your hearts treasures in one accord?
Victory through that perfect love divine
Or choices of pleasures with doubtful sublime ~
How simple is ones heart with victories of praise
But efforts of victories the questions are now raised?
Faith is one`s victory that over comes
Simplicity of peace and the battles that are won~
Victory is conquering ones own trials of defeat
Through the grace of Jesus Christ we shall sit at his feet!
Kathy J Snow