Shining in the Darkness

…and then there was LIGHT


 Religious Candles and Cross

© 2013 by Jeanne E Webster. All rights reserved


Repeatedly it’s been said,

“It was the best and worst of times.”

Discordantly, wisdom and absurdity

sang redundant rhymes.


A tale of two cities, a contrast stark,

between heaven and earth,

Perhaps one day may give way

to a cataclysmic rebirth.


It’s true today as it was back then

in those eighteen hundred years,
Light and Darkness administrate,

while Hope balances Fears.


Technological sprawl litters homes

and clutters one’s workplace,
As ghastly suicides and boredom

slither at a haunting pace.


Paradoxically, religious avow their creeds,

yet God teeters on His throne.
Deviant sexuality lusts ecstatically,

while AIDS and STDs gnaw bones.


Is human dignity recoverable,

and standards of right and wrong?
Have we forgotten who we are…

and to Whom we truly belong?


Dogmatic agnosticism imprisons,

and spirit and mind decay;
Wandering tediously, life’s passage echoes,

“We’ve forgotten the way!”


Long ago Truth was manifested,

bearing witness of a place to stand;
A mystery revealed, heaven reached down

a mighty helping hand.


The true Light shone in the darkness,

and the darkness knew it not.
How great that light! How great the cost!

Christ’s death our souls has bought!

14 comments on “Shining in the Darkness

  1. Ditto all the above 🙂

  2. joseyphina says:

    Great piece, Jeanne!

  3. Im drawn in to your writing like Alice in wonderland’s rabbit hole!

  4. Lyn Leahz says:

    Your writing always reminds me of the great poets of the past….the ones I always admired as a child and a teenager. Since I was a kid, I dreamed of being a writer..that I too someday would be known as such. Your works taken me back to those cherished thoughts. I adore your talent. You are one gifted lady! Love ya, Jeanne!

    • You are a steady out-pouring of prophecy, Lyn! Praise be to the Lord. It is a privilege to share with you and drink in the glorious visions you project. WOW! Shalom

      • Lyn Leahz says:

        Wow, I feel like that was too kind and huge of a complement for little ‘ol me. *blushing* Thanks so much, Jeanne. Your writing is always such a blessing, and just has that sound to it that takes you back the original ma’s and pa’s of the classics we all grew up with in school..the ones that gave me that dream that I too wanted to be a writer. God bless you.

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