The deep inner workings of a beggar's mind

Joy

How does one describe the joy of the Lord?

It is a deep, wonderful burning,

An exceedingly bright, exponentially brightening light

Which engulfs all sense of darkness and pain.

A wonderful peace, a loving touch,

A warm embrace, the strongest love,

Constantly offering hope in the midst of hopelessness.

A prolific, profound euphoria,

Which banishes the deepest of all depression.

It is a single dark cloud

In the midst of the hottest, driest desert.

The greatest of all comforts.

The most powerless feeling,

Knowing nothing you could have done would have changed the Father’s love.

Death, the great reuniter.

Old friends long gone are seen again,

Blending past with future.

It is the key which unlocks a new stage of life,

Ethereal, unique.

It is a quiet sleep,

Unavoidable, unyielding.

The boundary between a mere flicker of a lifetime,

And a boundless eternity.

The final journey of mankind.

The largest hilltop in life itself.

The most daunting of ships

That everyone must board.

It leaves nothing in its wake but memories and images.

One cannot take anything with them,

Once their empty shell lies in the ground.

The spirit, finally separate from its mortal frame

Heads on its final trek,

Down a broad road to a burning pit

Or a narrow one to a shining shore.

Which path lies before you?

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4 responses

  1. Kenneth

    some

    June 27, 2008 at 14:29

  2. tom bailey

    awesome how JOY overcomes the pain becasue it is the total opposite huh?
    love the deep, buring you seem to know first hand, just qas i do.

    June 30, 2008 at 23:42

  3. Adam

    this is the best one man. Great vocabulary describing such a great thing: the wonderful joy of the Lord.

    July 29, 2008 at 10:36

  4. Loren Fay

    lovely. exceptionally beautiful wording.

    July 30, 2008 at 00:09

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