Eye of the Storm

It’s Open Link Night in the Dverse Lounge. Grace has included an optional prompt asks us to find the light:

Around my life, the world explodes
I see my plans and hopes erode
Assumptions break apart as glass
Swirling down into a dark morass

A Specter through the vortex hovers
Darkened clouds pull back the covers
A deadly phantom, now no stranger
Yet where I sit I know no danger

Though death trumps his mortal pawn
God turns this darkest night to dawn
This reaper grins with ghastly glower
But his cursed bell is null of power

Death’s knell last pealed at Calvary
When Christ arose to set us free
From His broken tomb away we fly
Beyond the glint of fading sky

Jesus Who died bids me be wise
So from my ends a victor rise
The stormy eye that threatens me
Shall be slain by faith it cannot see

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21 thoughts on “Eye of the Storm

  1. Glenn Buttkus says:

    A strong testament to faith & the magic of believing. I.too, have medical issues; been dealing with them (autoimmune) for 25 years, with varying success, setbacks, small victories, & heartbreaks. The light flickers off & on for me.

  2. Linda Kruschke says:

    I love this. The rhyme scheme is fabulous. My favorite line is this: “Yet where I sit I know no danger”. We truly have nothing to fear in Christ. Not even death. Well done.

  3. Jericho says:

    This is my favorite section:

    “Assumptions break apart as glass
    Swirling down into a dark morass

    A Specter through the vortex hovers
    Darkened clouds pull back the covers”

  4. Sabio Lantz says:

    I am not a fan of religious proselytic poetry with their hackneyed set phrases. I prefer creative ways of getting to the the points the author cares to make without the waving of tribal flags. Yet, good rhyming. Yet, if writing to a Christian audience or a largely Christian audience, I could see how this could be very popular.

  5. whippetwisdom says:

    It is always right in the centre of chaos, as in your eye of the storm, where faith is so powerful and carries us through. A powerful write Walter, I wish you well. Your faith will always carry you to the light.

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