I will not be numbed ( seeking hope)

War, destruction, corruption, death…

injustice, poverty, hunger,

fear, exclusion, domination,

words fill my screen

day after day,

with the power to numb…

but I will not be numbed,

these words are people,

these words are the earth,

groaning and crying

for wholeness,

for healing,

these words are mothers

and fathers weeping,

these words are children homeless and hungry,

these words are wounds that rape the earth,

pollute the water,

scar the soil!


I will not be numbed,

nor will I despair,

though I am close,

no I will speak out, and keep speaking,

I will act where I can,

and call others to action,

but I will not be numbed,

I will let my heart and soul bleed,

I will groan and call out for justice,

I will pray,

for these words are not the last word,

life flows deep, and deeper,

love will prevail,

wholeness and healing will come,

deep hope flows over deep time….

so I will not be numbed,

but will seek hope,

seek love, seek life….


About Sally C

How do I describe myself, I am not what I do, (I am a Methodist Minister), I am not who I am related to (I have 5 wonderful children, 2 lovely granddaughters and 2 lovely grandsons). I am a seeker truth, a partaker of life in all it's fullness and a follower, sometimes stumbling, sometimes celebrating of the Christian pathway. I seek wholeness, joy and a connectedness to all things through a deep reconciliation with the God whose love blows my socks off! I love walking, swimming and photography, I dabble with paint and poetry...
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