Sunday, June 19, 2011

Newswire... Headliners... BEYOND ...

ridden with darkness and the wake of pain
the clutches of shadows and the inane
'tis not life that looms, bows and seeks to hide
but the illusions and hurts held deep inside
beyond all hurt, doubt and unabated fear
ever the hand of grace reaching near
beyond devastation and the din of despair
lies the answered call of light and faith's care.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

BEYOND, Image: NGC 7023: The Iris Nebula: Credit & Copyright: Daniel López, IAC


  1. Rosemarie-
    oh yes, the mystery of faith ever-present in this image and words. The infinity of pain is at times unreachable - until one beacon of light and hope finds it's way to the source despite all odds - hallelujah!
    Love to you

  2. Dear Gail, ...and so I join you in "hallelujah!" ... with much much love.