Strong As Grace

Submitted by Mairead on Thu, 04/30/2009 - 20:36
cold hard wind
through these trees
no fruit on these branches
but withered leaves

water drops, a flowing pain
translating my heart into this rain
showing things I hold inside
for all to see even in this dim light

i tremble as this flash pierces through
this sky it looks dark but somehow true
this thing that strikes is as my ache
hard to cope with and hard to shake   my cry is mingled in this rage
i shake my head and hide my face
why this restlessness? why this haze?
this confusion is so strong and strange

it cannot continue without a change
but what will help me? what will save?
where can i turn? where shall i stay?
who will be my rescuer? to whom shall i pray?

questions make me feel so wrong
i feel a pull to give in but i don't know how
maybe i should stop fighting
maybe i should stop to breathe

how can this sudden silence be louder than the noise?
it seems dreaded and my heart coils
maybe its time to give up everything
if i give all of myself will it help me see?

how can i sit here now with no complaints
when no answer is here to listen to, in the quiet of this place
i know i must have faith, and maybe if i wait
my surrender will prove as strong as grace
Author's age when written


Mamie, this is beautiful.
If I disappear, and you cannot find me, please don't worry.
Just be sure to check all the wardrobes.

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

Mamie, I can not tell you how much I liked this!!! Stunning!!! Wow!

"Out of doubt, out of dark to the day's rising,
I came singing in the sun, sword unsheathing.
To hope's end I rode and to heart's breaking:
Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall!"
~Return of the King


The Holy Spirit is the quiet guest of our soul." -St. Augustine

This is Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 1, I've got alot of things on my mind
I'm looking at my body through a new spy satellite. try to lift a finger, but I don't think I can make the call, so tell me if I move, 'cause I don't feel anything at all.

Good job.
Loved the very beginning, as you know.... :D

"We have been created for greater things. Why stoop down to things that will spoil the beauty of our hearts?" ~Mother Theresa

"We have been created for greater things. Why stoop down to things that will spoil the beauty of our hearts?" ~Mother Theresa