Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A youth wanders by
Seeking family,
Finding betrayal.

He will be torn from the land,
Home slipping from his grasp.
Yet, he will redeem his people.

The land now beneath your feet
Will nourish your children.
Yet you will not dwell here until it
Shelters your bones.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The stars gather,
The grains of sand shift,
Offshoot of the blessed arrives.
The beginning of redemption--
to belong to those following the Maker!
El Elohe Israel

A passage opened that life below
might join flesh above.
Brief respite, but
Peace is disturbed.
Violence, death, fear.
A renewed promise to the Maker.
(The terebinth will hide the trespass)
The sands are ever shifting.
Alone again.