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A Resurrection from the House of Despair

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I walked silently through the house of despair † † †
no screaming or shouting † † †
no whinging or whining † † †
no tearing of hair Ö † † †
just a walk in silence through the house of despair † † †
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I sense an old thought, more fully aware † † †
at a suitable distance † † †
I note my resistance † † †
and habitís persistence Ö † † †
as I sense an old thought, more fully aware † † †
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On top of a hill, thereís a Man - no longer there † † †
heís risen away † † †
left the prison today † † †
but is it the way † † †
on top of a hill, with a Man no longer there? † † †
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So I look for a sign with a mind that wonít care † † †
no pause for a thought † † †
or search for a cause † † †
no grabbing at straws Ö † † †
just look for a sign with a mind that wonít care † † †
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I spy an old boat with the wind rising fair † † †
an outgoing tide † † †
that offers a ride † † †
from a pain deep inside Ö † † †
an old boat with the wind rising fair † † †
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as decades of darkness from God knows quite where † † †
are lifted to lee † † †
as a gift of the sea † † †
with a man sailing free †
from decades of darkness from God knows quite where † † †
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And it seems thereís a jewel thatís terribly rare †
itís there to be found †
deep down in the ground †
emitting a sound †
announcing the jewel thatís terribly rare †
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For somewhere in heaven weíre given a dare - †
you have to begin †
that journey within †
with nothing to win †  
but a heaven that gave us the dare †
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And the only way out of the house of despair † † †
is see it right through † † †
to a differing view † † †
and thank what is true † † †
in the journey we took through the house of despair.
Written by Josh (Joshua Bond)
Published | Edited 7th Mar 2024
Author's Note
(photo credit: Joshua Bond; ceramic artwork: Emily Harnett)
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