IN PRAYER

A powerful light shines in the dark.

A light in the dark. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Don’t let my light go out.

That plea haunting at night

When she felt her prana slack, her chi fade

When alone with no one about

 

Don’t let my light go out:

She whispered in the dark

Examined the babble of scribes

The words she now began to doubt

 

Don’t let my light go out!

Not now, not with a life half-lived

Her life-force as yet unspent;

Angry at last she began to shout

 

Curses at the images

 

©Millicent Danker

3 August 2013

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AFTERMATH

fire

fire (Photo credit: pozek)

the wild beast of Violence
raged; consumed

me, my chest
heaved,
spat
its venom

destroying me
in the process

in the process
momentarily destroyed

I lapse
into a humbled delicacy:
chastised
by the depth of the fire –
the depths to which I had

sunk

then the beast within me,
that beast that became me,

repents

too late.

© Millicent Danker
19 February 1999

BITTERNESS AN I…

BITTERNESS AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE
“We must have the courage
to pray to have the courage to accept.
Because we do not pray enough, we see only the
human part.
We don’t see the divine,
And we resent it.

I think that much of the misunderstanding of suffering today
comes from that,
from resentment and bitterness.

Bitterness is an infectious disease,
a cancer,
an anger hidden inside.”
– Mother Teresa of Calcutta, 1919-1997

Mother Teresa of Calcutta; 1986 at a public pr...

Mother Teresa of Calcutta; 1986 at a public pro-life meeting in Bonn, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)