Full Circle

First there is a thought and with it a word

and that creates feelings

which may incite questions

and someone opines and supposes an answer

talking and listening and doubt and speculation

Gathering reason from personal history

cultures and peoples, events through the ages


We learn to use words to our greatest advantage

When to voice them as well as refrain

Speaking can kill us and silence exalt us

Wisdom is in the decision we make


There must be a standard not made by men

For every age to abide

There must be a truth that never has changed

Or else everything becomes a lie


The scriptures, first written on linen and papyrus

Has endured through centuries past

Many have tried to abolish it’s credence

Only to discover its strength unsurpassed


To speak is a gift so often taken for granted

We know not the power we possess

We can soothe or devour as our words unleash power

They are used to damn or to bless


The words first spoken brought light into dark

And substance filled up the void

Then man with his will took hold of the rein

And all of his senses employed


And simple and true became misconstrued

The true word lost in the meld

But none could defeat and none could undo

What those first words spoken had held


For light in the darkness again ushered forth

This time the Word became flesh

To redeem what was lost and buy back his own

Knowing we’d made such a mess


As life’s situations grow more complex

As answers are harder to find

Maybe we could sit still long enough to consider

It’s our senses and choices that often make us blind


And consider the first word God spoke as is written

Let there be light” and there was

That His will all along is that there never be darkness

And the Word and light are one.







About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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2 Responses to Full Circle

  1. Janice E. Welcome says:

    I enjoyed reading this poem and as a Christian I feel she is deeply moved by the Word and has passed this along to the reader.


  2. valuetrain1 says:

    You are doing nice work Mary! 🙂


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