October 20, 2006

Friday Five

As suggested here.
Below you will find five words. Tell us the first thing you think of on reading each one. Your response might be simply another word, or it might be a sentence, a poem or a story.






[Please note, when I create art it is often an outlet for the 'darker' emotions in me. It usually sounds sadder/angrier/more despairing than I usually feel. This poem is no exception.]

All of life, today, a whirlwind
swirls of possibility
fears of no ability

Sitting on a cracked foundation
Waiting for lightening
to split this darkness
restore uncharged balance
highlight the high ground

Waiting quiet in this den
new rooms
new tastes
new sounds
same mate
same dog
same fate?

Are we the prey?


Songbird said...

I like it.

revabi said...


Anonymous said...

To reply to your ultimate question: Of course we are the prey.

Twenty years ago, I did a silent retreat at an Episcopal Convent. At the time, I was reading through the Psalms, and I complained to my spiritual director:
"I find the Psalms boring, repetitious and parnoid.
David is always complaining about being persecuted.
For him, that was legit. He was being persecuted. But, for me those same Psalms feel unreal, crazy and paranoid."

"Who are your enemies?" she asked.

"I don't have any enemies."

"Oh, but you do. More than you can count. I suggest
you pray about this issue this morning, and let's talk
more about it when we meet this afternoon."

So, I prayed and realized that I had the hosts (i.e. armies) of hell as enemies and the hosts of heaven as protectors. The devil and his demons are out to kill us now -- and eternally. We are the prey. At the afternoon meeting with my director, we discussed that reality, and she said, "Good. Now you'll discover that the Psalms are indeed relevant."