What have we done?


“And behold a darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.”

Isaiah 60:2. NKJV.

Set me free from ragged want

This thing which destroys my soul

Place me somewhere quiet

A corner hidden

Where I can hear Your Voice

Here there is no choice

No decision

There is all I need in You


But the longing to be Home

Oh this takes away my rest

The noise and clamour seem endless

And tired nature’s broken heart

cries out in fields

And through the bubbling streams

Now dead with toxic strain


There is a memory never known

An aching reach for some long lost Paradise

And as we walk along this path of loss

Is our calling out heard?


Dark earth what have we done?

Where is ‘The Light’ which shone?

And shone

 Hidden now

  But not gone.


Jennie Starling: December 4th 2021.