Praise God

Posted September 6, 2016 by Passages of Time
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My father God I talk to you in times of dark despair

“Lord ease my lot” and “make thing right” reflects my constant prayer

But then again when things are bright, and fear is far away

I spend my days in mindless ways, forgetting what to pray.

 

But I should praise you every day and never count the cost

Come rain or shine, in pain, or fine, when even all is lost

You will provide my every need and even more than this,

If I will only give my life completely to your wish

 

Come Holy Spirit move in me and lead me to your side

Providing wisdom, strength and skill and energy beside

To do your will, is my desire in every breath I take

To purify my life for you, and save it for your sake

 

I glorify you Father God, and hand you full control

Take all I am, my life my work, my treasures and my soul

Refine me in your fire of love and turn my face to you

That I may fill my days in praise, and all my faith renew.

 

 

 

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Backsliding

Posted September 6, 2016 by Passages of Time
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We all have dreams and thoughts and prayers

As we approach the daily game,

Imposed on us by self alone

No, not the work of others here, who we can blame.

 

But is it true that I can set the very nature of my day

Exacting every ounce of blood, to push myself  beyond myself, and all for me?

But surely others set the pace, impose the rules?

 

But what of mood and hope and fears, and happiness (that fleeting trick)

Are these mine too to orchestrate?

 

Let me grasp the truth again – you say that faith is all we need, and everything I ever need I have to use?

 

Away with you, and take the trick – I never saw the point of it

Leave me to wrestle with my past, trusting my fear to hold me back

Lest I should fall.

In my Father’s House

Posted May 12, 2011 by Passages of Time
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I saw the house – imposing, full of rooms and found her there

Surprisingly as she was small, and the rooms were large and endless opening into more rooms

And the windows in each, tall not wide and she seemed happy, at peace

I went outside and the memories found me through long grass by the river as it turned and flowed through the reeds, and the trees in misty greens and greys

Calling me  through the dream, my special place forever .

Redemption

Posted May 12, 2011 by Passages of Time
Categories: Redemption

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In the long lost hours of cycle time

That which we feel inside, emotion-wise

Is dragging,  pulling to the dark north

Of shadowed love and things disturbing

Where does the true compass faintly call?

Deep from the depths but ever fading – lost in the sad melancholy of hollow echoes

That murmur through eternal spirit nights?

A finger tip receding into gloom – a sense of friendships lost and grieving souls.

And still temptation gaily waves through painted arches

No strings or ladders back to call us home

The flickering senses, turn to smiling lights

Moth-like we slip and slide, and take the highs

Call me back to rivers old and sighing willows

Reflections turning in the fishy eddies

Reed birds and God’s prayers feathering up – and up

Straight where the swallows fleet and flight and heaven’s song.

In the moment

Posted June 18, 2008 by Passages of Time
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I look into your face and feel the yearning grip my stomach

Squeezing and pulling me into your aura, your garden so scented

Whispering pines over languid butterflies and drenched orchids

Humid with promise and soft certainties.

Your hair framing the deepness of your eyes full of a sad happiness

Opening wide and blurring in the moment, and soft sighs rocking to the rhythms

And textures, as the light flickers and flames, and a thousand candles bright the sky

And the dream slows to a quiet pulse.

Fires all around, voices echo and rise and the music peaks and weaves

Drifting on into the sleep and mellow haziness of dreams

Comments lost forgotten float in the mind, our souls entwined

Like laughing butterflies in secret gardens

Thoughts of you

Posted June 18, 2008 by Passages of Time
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The passing winter fires my heart with thoughts of you

In flickering shadows I return again to seek your hand

I reach, and reaching through the dark, to find the light

I feel your fingers touch my mind – and take my heart.

You guide me through the shades of greys and hold me still

And lift your face your tumbling hair to find my sight

And touch my eyes to see again your mirrored smile

The hidden images that walk my depths and haunt my soul.

The Journey

Posted June 18, 2008 by Passages of Time
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In life’s dreaming I sense your face, and feel warmth

But momentarily….and the flush is gone.

And the dream took me on a train clattering forward

I saw a head in front, which responding to my stare, turned

And I was unprepared – to see your face, the penetrating look, serene countenance

But then gone – too fast to register lost in the drifting thoughts of the train.

You left in a dream, your troubled dream where heart shut down mind, and your compass shattered

Your spirit was swooped away in a rush of wind; leaving a normal midday with sun, and soft insect murmurs and clouds drifting.

You returned to your own afternoon, song-lit and soft echoes, chasing the light

All business finished, a clean separation, from me – from us

A brief reflection, in a train in a dream.