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Poetry speaks to our minds and hearts and is meant to communicate more than the sum of its words. It is an apt expression of our walk with the Lord. I encourage you to forward this link to those you love. I pray this poetry leads you into reflection and prayer but I also want to start a conversation. You, too, have something to share with others-not only in person, but also here. Your experience is yours to give away to build up and learn from others in the Body of Christ. Share the word that you hear, the experiences you have lived. We are all part of the New Evangelization.If you also want to contact me by email, feel free: genefirn@yahoo.com

Table of contents: October 7, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Tragedy

the veneer of a life
without the Lord
as the center
eventually delaminates
its delusion
even if it's only when
facing the Face
having accepted
deceptions
forsaking revelations
etched in beauty
embedded in desire
hidden in sorrow
shadowed in love
obvious when discovered
unbelievable when believed
though when dismissed
despised
unexamined
or neglected is
a debacle for...
the true purpose of life
is lost while
everything else
remains a disappointment
squandered in
appetites' maze
glittering forces
born of our enemy's dreams
famished idols
through deceitful promises of
vanity's children
obsessions
bred from pitiful
illusions
so confidently
worshiped yet
so mercilessly
unfulfilled
still
Love whispers
a song of seduction-
an exchange
too wonderful
and generous
so Personal
and Intimate
an unforeseen
Redemption
born out of
suffering a
death offering Life
to seekers of
an exodus into
the promised land of
ultimate fulfillment-
unending Joy-
a Grace for those
who receive but for
those who reject...
an
eternal tragedy

Reflection/Discussion:
-Does life without the Lord eventually "delaminate"? Why/not?
-How does Jesus reveal Himself to us?
-What is the true purpose of life?
-Are the "obsessions" of desires left unfulfilled? Why/not?
-How can we avoid the "eternal tragedy"?
-How can we help others to avoid the "eternal tragedy"?

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