Thursday, December 25, 2014

The groaning


The groaning
   dem chains
the groans
   dem bonds
moaning in the morning sky
   dem chains

The sound is too great,
overwhelming the soul

dem chains

He moves to open
the newspaper; despite
a strong will and
fierce determination,
he leaves it untouched.

The groans, ignored,
do not stop.

He turns his face
to the wall but sleep
does not come
until he understands
the groaning are
an indication of hope,
his own hope,
for the hopeless
do not groan.

The groanings of the hopeful
are realized this day.

It is not only redemption
it is not only salvation
it is also restoration
this day, the restoration
amid the groaning.

It is here:
this day.



Photograph by Anna Langova via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

2 comments:

Kelly Chripczuk said...

Thank you, Glynn.

S. Etole said...

Christmas blessings, Glynn. Thank you for all that you share through your well-crafted words.