Isa – a – belle

{November 13, 2013}   What a mess!

Oh! What a mess I’ve made.

I long to run away from myself – to change the environment
Just so as to forget.
But the thoughts come along uninvited,
with no chance of them to leave.

I’m undergoing an open character surgery,
with no anesthesia injected.
Left in clear view of every decadent bit removed within me,
In a bid to cleanse me from within.

Oh! What a mess I’ve made.

Messing up – its what makes a person,
its how we learn how to and how not to,
how we find joy in the things we don’t plan for –
things we never see coming.

Everyone, like the moon, has a dark side to them.
When the light is lit on, its ashamedly shameful.

May we find comfort not in those that judge,
But in God who leads us along the the road less travelled.


{October 6, 2013}   Renewal

When life has lost its lustre
and its filled with dull routine,
When you long to run away from it,
seeking pastures new and green,
Remember,  no one runs away from life
without finding when they do
That you can’t escape the thoughts you think
that are pressing down on you-

For though the scenery may be different,
its the same old heart and mind
And the same old restless longings that
you tried to leave behind…
So when your heart is heavy
and your day is dull with care,
instead of trying to escape,
why not withdraw in prayer?

For in prayer there is renewal
of the spirit,  mind and heart,
For everything is lifted up
in which God has a part-
For when we go to God in prayer,
our thoughts are rearranged,
So even though our problems
have not been solved or changed,
Somehow the good Lord gives us
the power to understand
That He who holds tomorrow
is the One who holds our hands.

{September 3, 2013}   The Prayer of Peace

Our Father up in Heaven, 
hear this fervent prayer –
May the people of all nations
be united in Thy care…
For earth’s peace and man’s salvation
can only come by Thy grace
And not through bombs and missiles
and our quest for outer space…
For until all men recognise
that the battle is the Lord’s
And peace on earth cannot be won
with strategy and swords,
we will go on vainly fighting
as we have in ages past,
Finding only empty victories
and a peace that cannot last…
But we’ve grown so rich and mighty
and so arrogantly strong
We no longer ask in humbleness-
God, show us where we’re wrong.
We have come to trust completely
in the power of manmade things,
Unmindful of God’s mighty power
and that He is the King of Kings.
We have turned our eyes our from Him
to go our selfish way,
And money, power and pleasure
are the gods we serve today…
And what the good green earth God gave us
to peacefully enjoy
Through greed and fear and hatred
we are seeking to destroy.
Oh Father up in heaven,
stir and wake our sleeping souls,
Renew our faith and lift us up
and give us higher goals,
And grant us heavenly guidance
as war threatens us again-
For more than guided missiles,
all the world needs is guided men.

et cetera
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