Tuesday, September 23, 2008

So Dark Is The Night



They said,

Let God's love fill your heart,

And shine on you

With holy light.


But oh.

Oh,

So hard are the hours,

The dead hours I spend without you

And

So dark is the night.


They said,

Let God's love fill your heart,

And shame the devil

With His truth.


But oh,

Oh,

My heart is like shale,

Splintered shale that falls with my tears

Here

Without you.


They said,

Let God's love fill your heart,

Give Him your wounds

To heal them from within.


But oh,

Oh,

Let your nails break my skin,

Your red nails that make me know I'm alive

Screaming

Out my hymn.


They said,

Let God's love fill your heart,

With holy light;

But,

So hard are the hours,

So dark is the night.

__________________________

20 comments:

Art and Poetry said...

This is nice and true I like the way you laid the poem out!

Sharkbuttocks said...

Intense and the cadence adds to the intensity.

sharkbutt says him just like it.

Fireblossom said...

Thanks, Arts & P, and lil Sharkbutt and his foodchik!

This one was kind of fun to write. A lady had told me that lack of physical love can be overcome by being filled with God's love. I thought, what hooey, and wrote this. God can't spoon me.

Marty said...

Yes Fireblossom, "God can't spoon you" but only God can inspire you to write a deeply moving and passionate poem on the truth to the saying; "Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." It is not easy, but it is real, it is fully heartfelt, and it is fully human. To me, that is more powerful and eternal than the infatuations of our youth

Fireblossom said...

As usual, Marty my friend, you have something worth hearing to say. Thanks for stopping in and commenting. :-)

Cynthia said...

A obsessively romantic hymn-poem,
as only you can write shayfire,
your heart shows beautifully.

Nichole said...

It moved. The poem. And me.

Lil Bit said...

Beautiful, but nawwww, they said to come over & let Spazticus carry you away on her vessel.... ;)

btw, I know you've already rec'd it, but I ♥ your blog too! =)

Fireblossom said...

Thank you, Cynthia, my dear sister Nichole, and Lil Bit the scripture scholar!

Thanks also to Lil Bit for the I Love Your Blog nomination!

flaubert said...

The lonliness is so apparent in this piece!
Nice!
Pamela

Mary said...

Very well expressed. I do not think that God's love can replace human love. Both are important...but different!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

FAN-freaking-TASTIC! The emotion throbs, and I love the last two lines especially. Wonderfully done!

Diane T said...

The last two lines say it all.

"So hard are the hours,
So dark is the night."

This is a poem filled with so much feeling! And, as another poet said, loneliness.

Just Me said...

I like the imagery and the intense emotion you show in this poem.

Felicitas said...

So beautiful and sad and filled with longing...

Oh, "they" say so many things. While filling oneself with God's love is nice in theory, to the heart tried by pain, having someone tangible by your side is much more comforting, I think.

Jingle said...

that's super beautiful!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

How goes it in the light of day, Shay? Another brand new morning is here! I hope good things happen to you today:)

signed...bkm said...

Great write...there is passion and there is passion....let them be fulfulled in accordance....bkm

she said...

I really like this poem. So long are the hours, so dark is the night indeed without human love. God's love trancends time and space, which I guess is why it is more difficult for us humans to feel. He could spoon your soul maybe? (smiles!)

Bloggin'withAmanda said...

Fireblossom this has me almost in tears, I have missed someone this much... sometimes writing about it is the only way to heal huh?