Saturday, May 16, 2015

Faith Lost


©2015 Susan Noyes Anderson

Faith lost is like a promise broken
somewhere in the night.
Unanswered pleas in words unspoken
push away the light.

Soft shadows fall into the soul,
then deepen as they take control
of golden rays and hopeful dreams
till nothing shines and little gleams.

Resist the seeping of the dawn;
believe the moon, the star.
Look up until all doubts are gone.
Remember whose you are.

Friday, May 15, 2015

On Grace and Gravity: A Message from Mary


On Grace and Gravity: A Message from Mary
©2015 Susan Noyes Anderson

believe me, I adapt
carry me with you
then and now I bring
some substance
to the ins and outs
of living

this throwing-me-away
no longer needing
is a ruse
won't stop the bleeding
(je m'excuse)
is self defeating

the air is getting thin
all up in here
count down, lift off
fly free
but do remember
space can leave a void

and gravity is grounding
woos the oxygen
beware out there
the molecules are few
and far between
the grace unseen

so wear your helmet
like a rosary
breathe in, reach out
and keep me
keep The Baby, maybe
even keep the bath

it's holy water

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