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Rescue
by Joyce James

Friday, May 06, 2005
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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In a secret place hard to find

hidden beneath the dented shield


of my consciousness,


is the Silence


that rescues from the eye of the storm.


 


Life, with its barrage of


attention demanding urgencies


showed no mercy or respite


as she hurled them -


intending to injure me vitally


use me up


beat me.


 


I whirled


I spun


succumbing to the vortex


sucked into the deafening roar


of panic


which is the messenger of defeat.


 


Where is the Hand?


Where is the Sure Hand that will rescue me?


Through eyes blinded by the hurricane of fear


I glimpsed the Finger -


the same Finger that touched Adam


as he appeared abandoned in that far place.


 


I stretched, I pleaded -


wept -


I grasped for the Hand -


I touched the Finger with my finger -


Like a conductor


the Silence flowed into the secret place, hard to find


and rescued me


from the eye of the storm.

Joyce James

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Reviewed by Li Smith 5/9/2005
It is a privelage to read your poetic
rendering of the Silence
which rescues from
the eye of the storm.
Like a Magi, you weave
your
tale of restless yearning-
expressing kinship with all living things.
Your appeal is both time-less and universal.
Thank you, Joyce, for sharing.
Love,
Li
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/6/2005
Nicely done.

Elziabeth

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/6/2005
i love it; very nice, joyce~ :D
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