Backstairs of Time

Climbed backstairs of Time

Quest to solve myst’ries in mind

Light abyss, make shine

Torment’s hidden treasures rimed

Weep-soaked stones broken for rhyme

Steps askew…defined

Rifts…the Savior realigned

Prayers lift…line on line

Courage, commitment assigned

Faith which Past can’t undermine

Untangled by God Divine

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations,  2020 ~ All rights reserved.


Storm starts scary stirring

Fear-frothed waves rise flailing

Curl, crash o’er, repeating

Taut terror’s churl swirling

Anxieties e’er pulling

Toward nameless jaws’ gnawing…

Dim faith gasps, grasping

Unseen hand; shadows separating

At Hallowed Heart’s heaving…

Soul soothed, sustained, surfacing

Savior’s arms ne’er forsaking

 ©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations,  2020 ~ All rights reserved.

New Living Translation
“He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters.” Psalm 18:16

New American Standard Bible
“‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'” Isaiah 41:10

Keeling Mind

Every day wakes in anxious dread

Surging sea’s turbulent dreams abed

This nauseating mental chaos cursed

Flies against face of faith well-versed

Reeling bones rise, urgent plea for relief

Thorn’d life bites fervent soul’s belief

Cherished Cross, Blood of the Lamb

Lord, pour Your grace balm…

Mind’s keeling, feels damned.

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.