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Contemplation Joel 2:25-26

 

Hope

In this moment, Adonai!
When we are alone with you,
As moments melt in silence,
In cubicles that are prisons,
Sentenced to marginalization,
By impetuous petulant powers.

Men from silken threads hang swords,
That swing over naked trussed bods.
Do shaking leaves in fall winds,
Feel the imminent separation,
Of existence and belonging,
Before being gathered by the earth?

As our hearts bleed within us,
Like melting snows in spring.
Their calculated coldness chills.
Icy handshakes,nods and winks,
Warm no one, these callous shards,
Will someday lie in middens.

Rivers evaporate in summer’s lazy heat,
And invisible vapors liberate,
The prayers rising from our souls,
joining the clouds of our pain,
That become heavy with hope,
And fall as showers of mercy.

Grief sits at our tables as we dine,
Cause liars serve false hopes,
And with animus watch us eat.
But, we break your bread in faith,
And, we see plentiful people and harvests,
And are grateful for the provisions of your love.

 

 

 


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Gye Nyame Meaning: "Except God" Symbol of the omnipotence and the omnipresence of God. (Fear no one, except God.) From the Akan of Ghana
Gye Nyame Meaning: “Except God” Symbol of the omnipotence and the omnipresence of God. (Fear no one, except God.) From the Akan of Ghana

 

 

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