Shining Darkness - Poem

For Teddy.

Shining Darkness

That which I was most afraid,
I now no longer fear.
The darkness once did haunt me,
But now I hold it dear.

The evening is a blanket
I wrap around me tight;
The starry curtain lowers
To envelope me in night.

It's here I am alone,
The truest kind of me.
No other ear is listening,
And no other eye can see.

Where there is no tongue to mock me,
No gaze to show disdain.
No lashing words or bruising looks
To cause my spirit pain.

No expectations to fail,
No standards I should keep.
No bar to which I measure,
No mark to place my feet.

The darkness hides my failures,
It covers every flaw.
It keeps my wounds all hidden,
Behind its silent door.

But better is the grace of God
That covers all my sin,
With Jesus' blood that sanctifies
And makes me new again.

His loving arms are reaching
To fold me safe inside,
Away from all the judgment
That makes me want to hide.

His love pierces the darkness
I thought was safe and sound.
He reminds me I'm His child,
Once lost, but now I'm found.

It's when my eyes can't see
And the night darkens my way,
That my spirit sees Him clearly
Like the brightest light of day.

And though the night may seem a friend,
The darkness full of care;
The truth is not the evening felt,
It's God's own presence there.

So though once I feared
That which I couldn't see,
I now know that in the darkness
Is when His light shines out through me.

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  1. Really lovely, you have a talent for poetry.

    1. Thankyou Clare. I appreciate your comment. :)

  2. This is a beautiful poem!
    Well done! Really lovely!

    1. Thankyou, lovely! It means a lot that you liked it. :D

  3. One way God shines through you is through your poems, BushMaid. Including this one. :)

  4. That poem is vary heartfelt! and all of your poems ( that I have read) are so true!

    1. Thankyou so much! :D I'm so glad you enjoy them. :)

  5. I got goosebumps reading this poem! It is amazing, your poetry is truly beautiful, Bushy. What lovely words.

    1. Thankyou so much, Stephanie dear! So blessed that it touched you. :)

  6. That is a beautiful poem, Jasmine! At first it reminded me a little of Elsa from Frozen, but I loved how you carried the theme and brought to God's grace and love! Wonderful <3 :)

    By the by, last Thursday, my blog, Fullness of Joy had its 3rd birthday :). To celebrate the event, I am hosting a blog-party of "special magnificence" throughout the week, and as a cherry-top icing a fun giveaway for three winners to end it all. It will be a week long tag series, with every day or so I'll be making different literary-themed topic tags, about different genres such as the classics, fantasy, mystery, children's, etc . . which everyone can join in with. And I am dearly hoping you would - it would thrill me very much and also it should prove some fun, I think :)

    Today's topic is "Historical Classics" :)

    I hope you can join!
    Lots of love,


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