Shaking 2013


Shaking 2013

I am weeping as I watch

the dedication of the Bush

Presidential Library. I don’t

know why. Five presidents standing

together. Each expressing love of country

and humankind and loyalty in

different ways. Each lifting a different

torch to light the way. The men/leaders

are not inferior, but the brightness

of their illumination is.

Could we be on

the cusp of losing such glorious

freedoms for which our country

was called as a beacon of light?

If such darkness should try to

stamp out liberties, faith will

flourish to light the way. Still

it seems the passing of an era

and the task before us of

embracing the unknown.

The shaking is coming, and I rejoice

that my “anchor holds within the veil.”

“For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you” (Isaiah 60:2).

©Bonnie Saul Wilks

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. brad young's art says:

    So good.

  2. Mary Jo Pierce says:

    I wept too. I read your post. I wept again.

  3. lamarhowell says:

    I had a dream before the election about a box filled with insects which I carelessly left open. I ran back to close it but it was too late.I saw the box where they had been and a sign on it that said, “Opening this box constitutes grave danger.” I had another box in my hands filled with fat hungry lizards to eat the insects, but i did not get them to the insects before they swarmed and filled the sky. I heard a radio announcement: “All the crops will be destroyed and all the corn.” When I woke up I knew that the number of lizards corresponded to the number of days till the election. It scared me.

  4. Marcia says:

    You posted this at a time that I was reading “In The Garden of Beasts” by Erik Larson, telling of Ambassador Dodd and family in 1933 Germany. The same “spirit” that was prevalent there as the Nazis gained power is here now. One of the observations made was the willingness of the populace to accept each new oppressive decree without protest.

  5. If you cannot define freedom when you have it, you cannot find it when it is lost.

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