The Battle of Today

The Battle of Today

 

Hoofbeats.

Shaking the ground.

Thrumming in the air.

Adrenaline

Like the humid warmth and calm before the storm 

SHATTERS

the quiet or the lightning

SLICES

the air

The thunderclouds knock heads and

slam solid shields

Against shields

I feel the battle, raging within me

Swirling, clawing

Tooth and nail.

Light and Dark. 

Black and White.

How quick I am to raise the flag and call

"Retreat! Back Down!!"

Grey haze..no lines

Blurring my sight,

Clouding my head

Compromise.

Doubts like shadows swarm me, strangle me in the

Night.

Am I Wrong?

Are they Right?

Immorality. Drugs. Gay rights.

Gun fights.

It would be so much easier to just

GIVE UP.

Lie DOWN.

Like  a traveler in an icy storm sees

Soft, snowbanks: Beckoning with warm, rounded arms..

Stop, lie down. For a moment. 

Never to Rise

Sleep on in Deathly

frozen  Sleep

On and on...

This invisible war in my soul

The 'few' of us left Stagger back

Full of shrapnel.

Discrimination?

Who bears the label "Gay-haters"?

"Pro-life extremists"?

Yet ours is a faith of selfless Love

Our Lord BLED LOVE

Intense love.

That turned the World upside-down

And

Still

Does.

Chains shattered!

Hearts beat ALIVE!

Souls fly FREE

White birds, SOARING towards the Sun, wings 

Edged in

Immortal dust

Released by Faith. 

Why is the Dark SO afraid of the

Light?

I feel faith rising in me like a tidal wave of

 Fire

Stirring in my heart,

Burning 

Away my doubt!

My head clears

My lungs Fill

With New breath

I hear His voice calling me

His nail-scarred hand reaches

Out

 And He whisphers: "Rise up! The night is

Over. The winter has gone.

I am with you,

Be unafraid."

I Stand on the battleground

and 

Draw

My 

Sword

A Mighty army behind me

Stands ready

Together, we are Strong

One in our Aim:

His Glory

Heroes go before me. Heroes fall beside me

Their voices, still 

Go On

Ringing down the Hall of Ages

Beacons in the Night

Blood-stained lamps.

Who will come behind me? Will they find my footsteps True?

On the Horizon..

Wave of Black.

Grisly spears.

War-lords of lies. So many.

As one,

Our army surges forward as  Light

Races to meet

Dark

Head-on.

I lift my sword and run to face the battle

I have NOTHING to lose

And Heaven to Gain.

 

 

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