“Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.” – Roy T. Bennet

Of Moses

i cover my ears with the palms of my hands

no i don’t want to hear the screaming

i don’t want to see the pain

of my people

i need to hear your voice

but i can’t if i’m deaf to the world

no i can’t if i’m running away

from the suffering


you said take the rod in my hand

and remove my sandals

remove my sandals

look the ground on which i stand

is holy

and i’m a sinner

you said from the start i was chosen

to bring freedom

to bring freedom

from the slavery of our choices

i need to lead them

i need to free them


here i am with a trail behind me

all the hurting and the helpless

and even further an army led

by a broken promise

i feel the hate of a godless brother

i lose my fear because i know what we have

because i know that we are

your people


you said take the rod in my hand

and lift it to you

lift it to you

part the waters and find land

and trust you

to hold them for us

i can say when i reach the end

now i see  you

now i know you

for the one called jehovah

is holy

and i’m a sinner



© 2011 singinthebreeze.wordpress.com


Comments on: "Of Moses" (5)

  1. this is a poerful poem about God..very powerful.

  2. this is a powerful poem about God..very powerful.

  3. Angela Cohan said:

    Wow–this is a powerful and moving poem.

  4. B Wolfman said:

    Amen! That is very beautiful and a soulish poem. I am studying Moses right now in class at the University ~ the Exodus ~ we are all sinners ~ and sometimes we succumb to the fallen world mentality in words and action, but God in his inifinite Mercy sees our struggles, and He meets us there ~ at the mercy seat in our hearts.

    Love you…

  5. You have a style that I really enjoy reading. It makes the poem powerful yet personal… as if we’re peering into the heart of Moses himself. I think you have expertly captured the thoughts of a troubled man of God. Praise Him that He always leads us and never leaves us 🙂

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