psalm 3: lie down in darkness


i feel their presence
i hear their whispers
at night
they come to me to
the darkest place of my
deepest vulnerability and say
don’t you know you
are alone so utterly
all alone.

help me please
help me to greet
my fears with love
sustain me when i lie down
in darkness
deliver me into the morning light
my soul open and ready
to welcome
whatever may come.

3 Comments on “psalm 3: lie down in darkness”

  1. uhclem48 says:

    These are a wonderful gift to the world. Thank you!

  2. Laurie Goldstein says:

    A reply to this psalm – 2 lines excerpted from a poem by Andrea Gibson,

    “I’d write love poems to the parts of yourself you can’t stand. I’d stand in the shadows of your heart and tell you I’m not afraid of your dark.”

  3. Vicky says:

    This one reminds me a little of the prayer-poems written by Janet Morley and compiled in her book ‘All Desires Known’. I don’t have it with me now, but when I do I will e-mail you a couple of pieces from there that I think you might like.

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