When Theresa writes poetry, the inspiration comes from her or her family's true life experiences, which results in dramatic poetry.
It's during those times when we are feeling blue and shattered for all of humanity, He shows up, and our light still radiates His love even more so than ever before, to His glory and His alone.
The Light Is Sweet
Shattered and Blue, but He Is Still the Light of My Life
The silence echoes
Throughout the land
As deaf ears fall
And eyes veiled
For wrongs committed prevail
Such unrelenting pain
As darkness attempts to regain
its authority . . .
Still there is that glimmer of brilliant light
That washes over
Radiating His love
Reminding of His promise that whatever
Is done under that cover of darkness
He will bring into the light
So all my days I claim His promise
As He is most faithful
But what can one person do
With so much overwhelming hypocrisy
Yet, He reminds on this day
He is still in control
A common destiny for all
And so I can pray
Laying it all down at His feet
To begin anew
Is really all one can do
While the presence of such atrocities against humanity
Accustom to surface
Until that final day
When that glorious trumpet blows
And then we can rest in Him
Knowing tears will never flow again
As an ebb of a river while
The silence echoes
© Copyright Faith Reaper September 24, 2012
Shattered and Blue Heart
Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
— Psalm 46:10
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
— Mother Teresa
Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on November 25, 2015:
Thank you, Darlin', for sending lots of love my way. Hahaha, so clever about one turkey "roasting" another. Oh, yes, Saturday we have our big college football rivalry between Alabama and Auburn in the Iron Bowl. Roll Tide Roll! Bless you and remember to count your blessings. I count you as one of mine.
Frank Atanacio from Shelton on November 25, 2015:
Hey blessed friend.. have a great holiday and enjoy your family.. hmm one turkey roasting another.. go figure :) lots of love to you this football week end my friend
Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on November 23, 2015:
Thank you so much for reading and the lovely comment.
Nithya Venkat from Dubai on November 23, 2015:
Beautiful soothing words, thank you for sharing.
Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on November 22, 2015:
Hi Dear Audrey,
I am so blessed once again by your lovely visit. Oh, yes, our quiet time with the Lord is amazing with many rewards!
The first video I had here when I first published truly almost left one speechless, but sadly it is no longer available on YouTube for some reason. So I had to change it out a couple of times.
I have always loved Simon and Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence" too.
Hugs and Blessings always, sweet lady
Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on November 21, 2015:
Hi Faith - I just had to come back to read your incredible poem and to listen to "The Sound of Silence." I love Mother Theresa's quote. I've learned the value of silence in many ways. The most important of course is during prayer.
Thank you dear lady for your continuing inspiration.
Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on November 21, 2015:
Hi Bill, So, lovely to see you here! I'm so happy you're glad you found this one too. It was written some time ago but seems relevant now. God bless you.
William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on November 21, 2015:
Not sure how I missed this one, but glad I found it. Very nicely done!
Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on August 02, 2015:
Amen on that one, Dear Shyron! LOL ...yes, it is especially golden when the TV is off.
Thank you for your generosity in sharing and voting up and more.
You're the best!
Shyron E Shenko from Texas on August 02, 2015:
Dear Faith, this is a beautiful touching poem, it reminds me of when hubby turns the TV off, I can only say "can you hear the golden silence?"
Thumb-up UABI and shared
Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on July 16, 2015:
I do so love my quiet time, especially with the Lord, for He reveals so much to me and His peace just rains down on me. He is sweet like that, you know.
Back when I first published this hub two years ago (wow ...that went quick), I found an amazing video of The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel ...such dramatic imagery, then it was taken down and I have never been able to find it again. So, I had to find a substitute, but glad you like it too.
It has always been one of my favorite songs too.
Thank you so much for the vote up.
Peace and blessings always to you and yours
Missy Smith from Florida on July 15, 2015:
Beautiful poem Faith! I loved it. I know, I for one, have to find my silence and visit with my peace often. I feel sorry for others who have not learned how to seek and find him within themselves. I can hear him speak to me so clearly when I take the time to really talk to him heart to heart.
I love that cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence." I've never heard that one, it's beautiful. I'm a Simon and Garfunkel fan. I actually have their greatest hits in my car right now, so I can listen to it as I'm driving around this little country t