The last mile.
All considered, I’ve been strong…
If slow and full of murmuring.
His Light has gone before me
Holy lantern of Faith’s mystery…
Glimmered moments in the dark.
I’m moved by recollection of my
Baal-perazim*, God’s faithfulness.
Vision almost gone, I’ve often
Lost focus…but the haze tonight is
Exquisite sapphire, horizon bejeweled.
Nothing is as I’d imagined, expected.
Accustomed to life’s shadowed fringes
I don’t mind solitary journey…the
Lack of competitive moral judgment
Is a relief on this final trek…
I don’t feel cold in winter.
Ahead is the Kingdom, looking
Just like castles I dreamed as a girl.
In my Father’s house are many
Mansions…and I am nearly Home.
©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.
*Ba’al-Perazim (Hebrew Owner of Breakings Through) was a place in ancient Israel. It was the scene of a victory gained by David over the Philistines (2 Samuel 5:20; 1 Chronicles 14:11). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baal-perazim