The Effect of Light and Dark


I remember those mornings, on the darkish country lanes of England.

Thinking silently while inhaling the fresh, damp, cold,

Morning air.


While the motorcycle hummed beneath me,

It was not a distracting noise, rather soothing.

As the ride gently moved from dusky darkness,

As light seeping onto the planet,

Awakening my day.




What a delight I have enjoyed all my life,

Seeing and feeling the day and night,

Its temperature changes,

Affecting attitudes,




And most of all.


Let me replay these days again,

To feel the touch of God in my life today.

And why when light falls or fades,

Meaning becomes obvious to me.


Why are there always more?

They are always there,

More people awaiting quietly

In the darkness

Cold, naked, silent,

Facing front and the light

But somehow not seeing it.

So I turn once more into the deep,

Peering intensely until the shape emerges

Once hidden but now clearer,

From silhouette to form

Until, motionless they call out in silence

The silence of emptiness

And separation.

So I am called again to walk to them

And place the cloak of warmth

And love and safety

Around their naked body

Releasing their frozen dull form

As we walk together

Towards a visible light



I wake in the morning and all on my mind is packing,

Finding it all in the drawers I used,

Not leaving the charger of my laptop

in some forgotten corner,

Thinking of what time the plane will leave,

Of what the traffic will be like,

Of time for breakfast for not.


This last day,

Instead of relaxing and reflecting on the vacation together,

Of time in the Bistro,

Walking the streets,

Visiting the Cathedral,

Or admiring the view,

I have already left.

So packing will be relegated to

The last minute,

And packed away in its proper place.

A small exercise on my journey,

Essential but irrelevant in the grand scheme.

Never to dominate or control my day again.


Let Me Into Your Life

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Let me into your life,

Let me be close to you without restriction,

Without expectations,

Just open to listening.

As a human who loves you.

Even though you do not know me;

At all or well.




It matters not.

For we can be friends like no others,

Just be being open to each other,

And God.

The three of us can rest in each other.

This beautiful day.


Let mistrust be gone this day.

And let the only change be borne of God’s desire.

Not my selfish needs.