Alone within yourself
The longest day to draw a breath
When honesty plagues, then torments
And an absence of a greater truth gnaws away
The mind on edge, nerves frayed
The mind dulled, nerves numbed, the will weakened,
Roller coaster of emotions, thoughts churned;
The madness of despair stalks another
Tragedy of a spirit walking alone in life
In the midst of a crowd
Surrounded even by family and friends
Yet, still all alone
Somehow very empty.
The hand reaches one last time into that special pantry jar
But only crumbs and air,
Thoughts of a grandma’s or mother’s cookies quickly fade.
Those in prison, those at home
Who is free, who is snared?
Eyes stare into space, no answer to life’s only mystery
Anger perks, then surrenders, no answer
Life lies down on the cold, cold earth
Eyes and thoughts drift above
Prayerfully a word, a memory, a song, an image, a face, some goodness
A tug, a jolt from heaven to pierce, to touch the soul
And perhaps the heart will understand a new hunger, a greater thirst.
*Happy 2013, and a new day, a new beginning and prayerfully a Spirit revelation to taste and see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.