A Place to Stand

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©2013 by Jeanne E Webster. All rights reserved

 

Repeatedly it has 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 Fear

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!

 

2 comments on “A Place to Stand

  1. Thoughtful and well-written.

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