(a tearful triolet)


dark are the days God hides his face

when sinners cry for rescue

long are the nights we pray for grace

dark are the days God hides his face

we hope to reach a better place

doubt is dark side of faith – it’s true

dark are the days God hides his face

when sinners cry for rescue.


Wrote this describing the “dark night of the soul”  when one wrestles with God. (Later decided to link up with d’versepoets for Mary’s theme of “invisibility”)

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. shanyns
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 15:00:23

    Those times when He seems far away are the times when I am pulling away or hiding my face. He is there, eternal and waiting, and never lets us down. This is a very well written piece, with a psalm feel, that touches the heart and encourages with hope in the darkness. A hearty and thankful AMEN!


  2. Ronald E. Shields
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 21:05:07

    I agree with Bjorn, the triolet works very nicely with the subject, and solace is something we all seek in some way in this largely indifferent universe…indifference can’t be at the end of it all.


  3. Mary
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 14:00:30

    Oh, it is really sad feeling invisible to God! These are dark days indeed, but hopefully short-lived as we remember the grace of God who sees us as we are but loves us still.


  4. rmp
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 13:48:04

    a powerful write. there is much here to think on.


  5. bmiller007 (@bmiller007)
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 12:51:14

    smiles…i think if god judged us for who we are and we were to hear just a part of it…if it was honest…lacking the grace i know of him….its hard stuff, this life….and i have felt far from god at times…and i think at times i did not want to see him in those moments….


  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 12:51:04

    A triolet.. really I think this works great with dark themes (better than light actually) and dark times there are… and it must be a solace to believe there’s a god somewhere…


  7. claudia
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 12:43:41

    yes…those are dark times indeed… joseph must have felt like this a few times when he was in prison in egypt and god seemed to have forgotten him.. it always calms me to know that he did not – so he won’t forget me as well… a soothing knowledge…smiles


  8. Glenn Buttkus
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 19:20:21

    #1 it seems; not a normal occurrence for sure. A tasty meaningful triolet, yes, but for some of we metaphysical folks, who believe in spirituality, not confined, contrived mandates, and empty promises, we seek God within, and we often find we need to move through the pain, the blood rain, and rescue ourselves.


    • lynndiane
      Mar 01, 2014 @ 20:29:33

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Glenn. Even in the silence and struggle, I find it comforting to believe there’s Someone greater out there…and He lives within as well.


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