Those who have walked in darkness have seen a great light.
Those who have lived in a land of deep darkness--
on them the light has shined (Isaiah 9:2b)
We walk in darkness for a time,
a land apart and away from
all who care.
Set adrift on our own isolated
from the time or culture
in a shell because we are drawn
in by violence, by loss of our freedom.
We live in fear hiding out waiting,
anticipating our doom.
Praying for a piece of light to shine
through. It does come
in words, in touch, in isolated
shards of broken rays.
Because deep darkness only
dissipates with time.
The dawning of a new age.
We wait with anticipation
reading the words
and hoping for the
light to reach beyond
the violent pit in which we are laid.
Treasuring lighter days,