Poetry: ‘Stilling Storms’ by Keith Wallis

Posted on May 18 2014 - 8:43am by FWM Online

 

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Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion.

The disciples woke him and said to him,

“Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!”

Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

 

Mary, outside a tomb, carrying ointments

and a storm of grief,

hears the voice that calmed the waters

in tones of comfort:

‘Be still and know that I am God’.

 

At an Emmaus home, over broken bread,

in a storm of confusion,

hear the voice that calmed the waters

in tones of understanding:

‘Be still and know that I am God’.

 

Thomas, alone in the crowded upper room,

filled with the raging storm of bewilderment

hears the voice that calmed the waters

in tones of inclusion:

‘Be still and know that I am God’.

 

Peter, at the lake-side, ragged and wretched

in the paralysing storm of guilt,

hears the voice that calmed the waters

in tones of reconciliation:

‘Be still and know that I am God’.

 

Poet Keith Wallis

Keith Wallis

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Keith’s blogs:

           ‘Wordsculptures’:  wordsculptures
‘a River of small Stones’: http://ariverofsmallstones.blogspot.com/
‘Wordsculpture’ : http://wordsculpture.wordpress.com/
‘Wordling’: http://wordbrief.blogspot.com/


Keith’s books :
the new one: ‘A River of Small Stones 3′: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2942917
‘in moments like these’: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2004342
a River of Small Stones‘:  http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1943350
by still waters‘: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1488528

‘a River of Small Stones II’ : http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2419455
Keith is a Moderator at: http://ChristianWriters.com

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