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  • Standing On The Threshold Of The Season


    Beginning to formulate stuff for an Advent Sunday service. So this is a rough draft of a new piece:

     

    Standing on the threshold of the season

     

    Standing on the threshold of the season,
    waiting for the darkness to clear,
    waiting for the travellers on their journey,
    waiting for the new star to appear.
    Standing midst the songs of celebration,
    waiting for the dawn of that day
    when the tide of time begins returning
    to keep the dark of night at bay.

     

    Standing at an inn or border crossing
    waiting, always waiting, for relief
    shunned or hounded by oppression,
    bowed beneath the heavy load of grief.
    But still we’re on the doorstep of tomorrow
    still a hope, still a reason why,
    still a light beyond our darkness
    an answer to the prayers we cry.

     

    Standing on the threshold of this season,
    singing songs of angels and of kings
    singing, always singing, for a future,
    singing for the joy that singing brings.
    And the song began way, way back, in glory
    before the world and all created things
    when the spirit sang above the waters
    and the tune, like feathers, formed his wings.

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    Fantastic poem!! Perfect for the season

    I especially liked.....

    "But still we’re on the doorstep of tomorrow
    still a hope, still a reason why,
    still a light beyond our darkness
    an answer to the prayers we cry."

     

    Great imagery, sense of hope and anticipation!

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