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
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?
But not gone.
Jennie Starling: December 4th 2021.