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.

About Gary Bertnick

I was a Minnesota teenager in the late 1960's. I was drafted into the military after an intense time at an engineering school. As a graduate chemical engineer and former athlete, I became a Marine Corps private. The Lord spoke to me through a friend while visiting Rapid City,S.D. My true discipleship began in Southern California and was boosted through association with Morris Cerullo Ministry and others. I fed upon the Scriptures and have learned to be led by the Holy Spirit. I know what the fear of the Lord is. What I write is done to honor the Lord and to touch the lives of those who know Him as well as those who should.
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