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Topic: Once in a Blue Moon (01/06/11)
TITLE: Everlasting: Sweet, Sharp, and Pure
By Theresa Santy
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Trucks crunch flesh into metal, heaven invites me home
Ephemeral bursting eternal: pearl, glittering stone.
Opalescence so blinding, reception I couldn’t have known
Gates of heaven unending, alluring, angelic, and oh,
Love swallowed me whole
Sweet, ex-al-ta-tion, but—
All of a sudden I’m choking, wheezing and gazing at bones
Crushed metal embedded and smoking, I have left my holy home.
Frightened, aching, disabled, can’t see reason for having been shown
Triumphant brilliance and dazzle, to be shoved back broken and torn,
Tried to be selfish and stingy; withdrew and hardened my thought
Though I’d stood in the clouds of glory, account of this—I would not!
Until a blessing from heaven, dear friend who called me a fool
Said, “It’s about denying, yourself, it’s not about you,”
I got it then
Told my story to those whose, paths I happened to cross
Of plastic crisp and loosened, placed over me, a life that was lost.
But prayers of multiple thousands, were answered by God that day
Jehovah Rapha, healer, aroused my heart again,
Renewed my soul
Insanity, delusions of grandeur, many would scorn in fear
Excepting exceptions enlightened, who said, “Bless you; it’s what I needed to hear.”
Now I suffer unspeakably; pain and glory flow side by side
But through my story’s telling, His splendor’s unable to hide,
I will return,
My life’s a type of unlikeness, between earth and heaven’s renowned
Density, blackness, confining, open gateway, calm, unbound.
Everlasting will eclipse impermanence; of this I haven’t a doubt
Endless aching ephemeral, by heaven’s infinite crown,
Thy will be done
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