November 15, 2020

Deep Down Mercy

Off the edge of inadequacy, into that void,
I searched for Him
Who would vindicate and rebuild
What I destroyed.
Into the deep, that step
sliding down ravines of misery, abyss
swallowing, flooding torrents of chaos, self
Vanishing under waves of euphoric delusion and
Dreams dashed dead on reality's rocks -
Such shell shocked emptiness, entombed
All else in that ache for Him.
Deeper still I traversed crawling
those pathways unknown to unaided eye
To chance upon, to stumble into, to discover
that wall, that rampart, that impenetrable frontier
that no evil passes beyond -
O Boundary in which misery meets its limits!
O Circumscribing Periphery of Hope!
In that glance of goodness, making all things new
Such splendors as evoke awe,
radiant harmonies through all troubles shining,
In that Sun rising where spews alive -
Currents from deeper down bottomlessness
No one knew moved with such un-vanquished force.

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