Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

The Path Through Time

 

 

The Path Through Time


What path lies barren
near the weathered oak,
near the graveyard
where the old church stands,
whose organ music
filled the inner walls,
in days of old,
when people gathered there?

 

What rustic path
leads me to the cabin,
whose logs are aged
and laden with fresh snow,
whose battered door
still hangs with rusted nails,
whose lamppost stands
within a loose support?

 

What rock-strewn path
leads my feet to wander
through dreary, dusty halls,
and lifeless rooms,
where loosened planks
shriek the wind's outrage,
and cobwebs fill
such placid emptiness?

 

When life deals a blow
too great to bear,
I journey to this god-forsaken place,
consume the peace
within her hollow walls,
then drink the music
of a gentler time.

 

near the weathered oak,
near the graveyard
where the old church stands,
whose organ music
filled the inner walls,
in days of old,
when people gathered there?

What rustic path
leads me to the cabin,
whose logs are aged
and laden with fresh snow,
whose battered door
still 

Comments6

  • Goldfinch60

    Is the place god-forsaken if it brings you peace?
    May the Peace of The Lord be always with you.

    • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

      The god-forsaken pertained to an old empty building that is no longer in use. Remember, Jesus stated, "Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I also." God does not frequent abandoned buildings, but His presence would be at a church that is active with people.

      My opinion only!

      Thank you for reading and offering feedback. :)

    • orchidee

      Maybe you mean god-forsaken if no-one, or hardly any one is there? When it seems God may be bored with the worship? So he goes on holiday, or has a kip?! Or so it seems, if things are a 'bit dead'. doh!
      It seems this is about an empty church building. Unhappily some are still going, and may feel like this

      • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

        Thank you for your insight, orchidee. Yes, the church was no longer used. Just a run down building from the past. Yet, I understand and appreciate what you are saying. :)

      • Michael Edwards

        Similar theme to the one I've posted today - great write Tamara.

      • A.H. Browning

        This is fantastic writing. I enjoy reading this very much.

      • Debsspot

        Beautiful. We all need a sanctuary.

      • Neville

        Ah.. a proper poem.. loved it too, so I did :)



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