hope realized


Artist Sean Seal

Walking further unto winter’s night
When geese and swans have long taken flight.
The steel-cold winds cuts my heart in half –
I can bear no longer his icy laugh.

I have illusion – a semblance of warm and dry
Yet hope avoids a heart so awry.
I dig ever deeper seeking strength for flight
As coldness, darkness, swallows my might.

Where are you feeble hope?
Why abandon me? In blindness I grope!
Stinging hoarfrost singing calloused feet,
As I peer, rays from a window, my eyes do meet.

And ever so warm flame’s flickering dance.
Gentleness bids me entry with a single glance.
A warm arm o’er my broken, tired frame.
He knew where I was going, He knew from where I came.

O wonderful, shameless, humbly sat I.
In Him I release a decade-long sigh.
I know now of love’s gracious allay,
Through loving eyes, here I shall stay.

O guilt be gone: your promises and lies led,
You’d rather me join’d with guilt, remorse, instead.
But now I lay my head on His lap.
Time’s toll taken, submitted to love’s long nap.

bound souls


Let this day
Bring hope, bring light.
Fortify me
To stand upright.

Let this day
See God’s eyes.
Pierce my heart
With truthful pries.

Let this day
Subtly speak
The voice of God.
Ear’s inclined, my soul shall seek.

Let this day
Feel His merciful rein
To lead me away
From darkened pain.

Then sunlight rising as
Pastel hue awakens sky.
Hope never capsizing
I shall not wonder why.

For beauty and wisdom lights
Upon the longing heart
Awaiting You, Father
Bound souls shant part.

(c) 2014 rick stassi