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Poems

Waiting for the dawn

The night is thick on morning air. Though doubt and fear seem everywhere, I know the sun is always there.

I

I thought it was enough    to just be good. I thought it was enough    to just be generous.

God’s universe

Our God is one, and He is All; Infinite Spirit, eternal Soul; All Life and Truth and Principle; Entirely good; forever whole.   Our God is light; in Him no darkness gathers; No night invades the brightness of His day.

Sing!

Oh God, we raise our song to Thee, In praise of Thy eternity, For only with perfection true Do we reflect the Life that’s You.   Rejoice! We sing with all our heart, Giving praise for all Thou art, For joy and peace and love are Thine, As we reflect the Life divine.

What if?

He was a stranger to our church,  a stranger to Christian Science, but he’d stopped at our Reading Room and read .

Children of Light

In the beginning, there was Light! All dark thoughts must take their flight.    Soul, unhindered, shines its rays, piercing through our darkest days; then appears with certain dawn the brightness of the risen Son—    rise then, as children of Light!  Through dismal day and hopeless night, Christ ever shines this holy light    dawning in our thought again, conquering sin’s deceitful reign.

The crystal clear

what is it that i would insist upon— anchor in the weight of thought?  would i lend my witness to a confirmation of darkness?  no  insistence spills light everywhere  i will not be hostage to divisions whispered speculations titillations of latest confrontations  the crystal clear sings its piercing protest— silent amidst cacophonies of competing cries  still small voice* out-noising the noise lucid truth unsullied song  you know the sound  God sings you in the midst —Joni Overton-Jung *see I Kings 19:12.

Welcome home

All of us who’ve been away For years, a month, even a day, Look forward to the way Our loved ones hug and say, “Welcome home. ”  We all can turn from self’s way.

Hymn 278

The following words are from a hymn in the 1932 Christian Science Hymnal. Pilgrim on earth, home and heaven are within thee, Heir of the ages and child of the day.

No contest

The counterfeit of good is wrong, not right; it must and will be gone,    just as dark dissolves at dawn or gloom gives way to joyous song; no matter wrong’s supposed assail,    it is ever doomed to fail, since good’s light can never pale: Principle’s truth and love prevail. —Suzanne Goewert.