Saturday, March 10, 2007

Facing God
and facing
the unknown

When Lent comes we face God and examine ourselves, turning towards the shadow side which is that side of us that has fears, hungers, selfish desires, even desires like aggression and hatefulness. What thoughts go through one's mind. There is also the darkness of life, the unknown that is out there, the fear of what is beyond the campfire. Sounds like a cliche, but we all know it. This poem talks in its brief words about that darkness, and even the Shadow that is in our self.

What darkness...
by Peter Menkin

What is, enter into
the darkness place;
what blackness ahead.
Light torches, flames
bright. Across the water
there is light--we know.

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