Signs and Portents

Trio
Pentecost, Heart, Decay

Signs and Portents

it came to me
on the steps of the temple
a great freight train of wind
my ears were deafened
my eyes, blinded
my mouth, muted
then it stopped so suddenly
that the silence ripped my heart

it came to me
on the steps of the temple
a message dismissing Babylon
my strength will be tested
my heart, restored
my soul, blossomed
as rushing waters
pour into me

it comes to me
on the steps of the temple
a decaying of spirit
my prophecy denied
my visions ignored
my dreams ridiculed
by talking heads
that live in a box

Terri Stewart, January 2010

For Potluck Poetry night at Jingle (theme:  languages, signs, and symbols).

P.S.  The screen shot from Fox News is an actual screen shot.  What are we thinking?

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