Saturday, March 27, 2010

We do not lose heart

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-17

We do not lose Heart

We do not lose heart
though the clouds mass
gray and weeping barometer
dropping pressure and pain.

We do not lose heart
plans shot through with holes
hopes, dreams shattered by the selfish
the heartless incapables who
stalk our lives, breathing dark green
envy and anxiety.

We do not lose heart when others
stare and whisper, judge ridicule
even we have feelings and tender
hearts ache with childish teasing
and grown up abuse.

We do not lose heart,
heart is gift, golden spun and
renewed by charity and compassion
refilled with laughter sweet music
and a room full of friends.

We do not lose heart
bitter cold cannot ruin
cold shoulders cannot inhibit
mean words cannot undermine
the love that we know.

Heart is round and soft
moving towards others aching
for companions and more love
swelling with joy and pride
breaking with loss and death
mended by time's gentle light
held close by God's own hand.

We do not lose heart
we are not ours alone
we belong to our Creator
one another and all life
around us dancing
we are not limited by
sight or shape the capacity
of others hearts.

We do not lose heart
we are embedded in the heart of God.

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