Songs at the edge of exile: 8


we are a shadow

of our former selves,

tucked away.

round a corner,

we have found a space

to practice our songs

in hiddeness…


Once we occupied a more

glorious location,

we were in the

thick of things,

respected and loved

we held a central place,

and our song was heard.


But now we are hidden,

and though

some still find us,

others think we

have gone…


Here, in our

diminished state,

we find comfort

in songs

from days gone by,

in repeating patterns

from our former lives,

and we try to tell

ourselves that

nothing has changed…


But a new, yet timeless song

is demanding our attention,

we know the words, and

the tune is printed on our souls…


We are called forth

called out,

called beyond our hiddeness,

to enter the song afresh,

to sing out a new refrain,

to weave past cadences

with today’s harmonies,

to create

a symphony

in song.


Why is the first note

so difficult to find?


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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