To Rise Again

Gary Edward Geraci


inspired by the spirit,

spired skyscapes draw then

direct the eye, a line

drawn heavenward; diaphanous,

follow Falcon rocket plumes,

divider of the sky,


high above the steeple;

the Ruppell's griffon vulture

flies and chases,

its strength received is power

from on High.


to soar in flight

and fight through the heavy

cloud cover of noxious, riotous smoke

that would mask a clear purity

and keep us from

drawing near the height

of mercy and grace;


faces fixed, afflicted by

anxiety and abuse

now gentler, softer in appearance.

the bird’s-eye, a tired cliche,

energetic drone-eye views:

a coastal crag and clear

blue waters below underlain

by shifting sand sifts swift in

current and constant motion,

relocation while reshaping

itself into newer, better

versions; dendriforms mightier where

wind buffets and the exposure

chisels and trains. strengthened and

battle ready the soldiers

of Christ advance, ground gained in

every era, then and now.


Gary Edward Geraci

  • Author: Gary Edward Geraci (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 30th, 2020 11:00
  • Comment from author about the poem: We were created for soaring - for loving one another - and soaring together for eternity.
  • Category: Forgiveness
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  • orchidee

    Good write Gary.

    • Gary Edward Geraci

      Thank you Orchidee. We’ve had so much focus on the rioting and protests here - this momentous event received hardly any media coverage at all.

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