ADVENT: Vales and valleys … (a poem by Virginia : )

vales and valleys


Oh heart, my Heart,
why are you so downcast within me?

Why so much despair?
Not caring, or sharing, the will
to walk the way ahead…

Into the valley of Shadows,
must I go?

Veiled, the vales lie deep before me
Sight hindered, darkness lingers
below the heights

Be still, my quaking heart
open up


Oh heart, my Heart,
Why are you so downcast within me?

Hear my cries, Oh Lord

Shine bright

This night

Show me Your Way
in this valley of shadows

Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me…”
(Psalm 23:4)

…’The Lord is my Light & my Salvation;
whom shall I fear?
the Lord is the strength of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?”
(Psalm 27:1)

grace, peace & Valleys

      Virginia :  )

p.s.    It’s only the 1st week of Advent & Virginia the blogger had No Idea what to post today(’tis true that the Lent post-a-day-athon diligence ’twas BEFORE taking on the night-time-BiPap monitoring gig for my Papa, which leaves Va a bit shattered & scattered …) but during a quick dash to the Pharmacy for Papa’s meds, this Advent-ish poem sorta happened (scribbled out on bits of paper in the dark parking lot… not a valley, exactly, but…)  Maybe it might make sense to someone? who read Psalm 23 today?

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7 Responses to ADVENT: Vales and valleys … (a poem by Virginia : )

  1. Beatrice says:

    Ah! What a wonderful thinking. This is the attitude that makes everyone stronger.

  2. jaymers says:

    “My Heart, why are you so downcast within me?”
    I love this. I have been thinking a lot about how many people that I know are upbeat and pleasant, and how it just seems so easy for them. It’s hard for me sometimes, I can lean towards the blues if I let myself. It occurred to me recently that maybe it is a huge effort for these people that I *think* are effortlessly happy to even get out of bed in the morning. Perhaps they are praying every day for the bright light to shine bright. Thanks, Virginia!

    • Virginia says:

      Jayme, i, uh, pray every day (several times a day) for that Bright Light Heavenly connection. ‘Tis not easy when shadows lurk in the sleep-deprived dark side of my head (!!) … well, maybe not ‘Dark’ but scattered greys? Sometimes joy is a hard choice when a brittle attitude is an easier reach. But consider this, those who feel deeply (ie, toward the blues) may also leap higher vs. those who just feel the same same all the time.

      Wouldn’t that be boring?

      grace, peace & Blues Busters – Virginia : )

      p.s. Calvin & Hobbes, Farside & Yes Minister also = good blues busters!

  3. Cindy Kranich says:

    Ginny, Well your sleep deprivation hasn’t done your creative juices any harm … very moving poem that really hits home. Luv u Sis…will keep praying for your sleepless nights and long days of serving our dear parents! 🙂

    • Virginia says:

      Thank you Cin – some days it’s hard to lift my head off the pillow, but Papa’s ‘Kai, KAI KAI’s” have my feet moving before my head knows what’s what. Life is a Gift & i just keep praying for grace (extra doses) & strength (‘i can’t but He can & all that) & for optimal nap opportunities. : )

      lots of grace, peace & HUGS TO YOU! – gL : )

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