Beat assured, O gentle heart
A quiet rhythmic hum…
For the Creator’s resplendent intent for you
is a well-paced careful strum.
Even rocks sing out when He appears
the quiet whisper of ancient trees,
glittering leaves in cascades of sun;
falling drops of rain sparkle with steady ease.
All along in the back, the restless ones clatter and clack
distract and derail; they assert their attack
kneading doubt and darkness into our thoughts.
Leavening loneliness and despair,
but their efforts for naught,
for forward bursts mercy; unbinding the ties–
of the slippery serpent’s tempestuous lies.
For the Great I AM casts nets anew
His relentless pursuit for the missing ewe (you)
Remnants of the broken now fallen apart
Begin again with a steadfast art
and beat assured once again, O gentle heart.
For my sorrowful souls…M, M, M, C, and more…