Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Sharp Burning

There is no use
In fighting the flame
Avoiding the heat
The cut of the blade

No profit in leaving
Not feeling the pain
Or turning your back
There's nothing to gain

You're given a moment
A chance to decide
To take on the challenge
And face every plight

Your palms face to face
A bend in your knees
A humble request
Of all that you need

The joining of others
All family and friends
Each carry the burden
Right down to the end

And after the burning
Each flame touched to skin
All cuts from the blade
Cause bleeding within

In this place of learning
When pain is your school
You question your faith
And all of man's rules

So all that's left over
What lies in your heart
Is what you believe in
From ending to start

In all there is spirit
Believe it or nay
This fact does not matter
When grief is in play

With hardship there's learning
In each, a degree
We carry forever
and set ourselves free

And what are we free from
Not hardship or woe
Not sorrow or fear
Testing all that we know?

The most precious lesson
Of all that is taught
Is knowing contentment
When all appears lost

Contentment and trusting
In what we believe
Our minds may be blind
But our hearts He does see

by darlene


Blogger Shaz said...

Darlene that is so beautiful. I Love it so true and beautiful. xxx

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Sophie said...

Darlene, this is so beautiful!! Every word speaks to me.

xoxo Sophie

11:10 PM  
Blogger Angela Marie said...



11:30 PM  
Anonymous Annie said...

Dearest Darlene,

Beautiful, darling one! You really should be in print, not just in blogger land. We are blessed by your sharing!

Thank you.

Love and prayers that continue from a very hot, bush fire ridden Australia.

12:38 AM  
Blogger luzie said...

That is such a beautiful poem.


3:38 AM  
Blogger magicaldamselfly said...

You amaze me with all that you are and I thank you for the blessing of being your friend and having the honor of reading this.
He does know every whisper in our hearts and he's answering some of your deepest whisperings.

Love you dear one,

3:52 AM  
Blogger Jack K. said...



Decidedly yours.

Thanks for daring,



4:55 AM  
Blogger Linda said...


5:25 AM  
Blogger Chulita said...

What a way for me to start my day! Thank you for this beautiful poem (prayer). God Bless you, Darlene.


5:33 AM  
Blogger Star said...

Beautiful thoughts straight from the heart. Thank you for sharing them with all of us.

6:58 AM  
Blogger daisies said...

this is so absolutely beautiful!! thank you for sharing this truth.


8:00 AM  
Anonymous Wanda said...

Dalene: You words are so beautiful. I will treasure them today and always.
I love you every day!

8:02 AM  
Blogger turquoise cro said...

He seeeeeeeeees such a SWEETHEART <3 when he looks at YOU! Happy Wednesday darling girl!XOXOXXO

10:01 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

Very good. Very true and wise.

oxox I hope you are well.


10:42 AM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Dear Darlene ... a lovely poem filled with emotion and wisdom.
Much peace & love, Deborah

12:28 PM  
Blogger Julie H said...

Hi Darlene

My computer has crashed and I have had you on my heart but not been able to stop by.

You and yours are still on my mind and in my prayers.


4:25 PM  
Blogger Boho Girl said...

this is lovely, sis. i can tell you were inspired deeply.

love you and love to mark, ellie and jay.


5:03 PM  
Blogger bee said...


i love this. and wanted to send you my love today. i hope you feel better soon.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Gracey said...


Since you have been through this I know it would be close to your heart. My childhood friends, J.T. and Melanie, were in a horrible car accident on Friday and Melanie is extremely hurt. They have her in an induced coma for her body to heal up some before taking her into a 6-8 surgery to repair her pelvis and other fractures. She has already had four surgeries for internal bleeding and other problems. I would love if you would remember them in your prayers. I have more info on my blog and would be grateful if anyone that reads this would please stop to say a little prayer for them.

Thank you!

6:46 PM  
Blogger LisaOceandreamer said...

oh Darlene, that is absolutely beautiful!XOXOXOXO

parcel on it's way to you!

7:09 PM  
Blogger Romina Bacci said...

The way your words dance together is absolutely gorgeous.


7:44 PM  
Blogger Alexandra S said...

Beautifully expressed Darlene. When I think of all you have been through in the past nearly two months, it boggles the mind. Your writing is a healing experience as a reader and I hope it is for you too as the one writing these lovely, moving words. xoxo

10:06 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Just stopped to say a lovely poem!!


10:54 PM  
Blogger Kim G. said...

So blessed to get a comment from you tonight. :) I love the depth of your words. It reminds me of something my pastor used to say that I've held on to during the tough times. "God doesn't waste pain on anyone." There is always a greater purpose - it's hard, it sucks and it makes us want to give up on some days, but through it all we are learning, being shaped, molded into a new being - almost always closer to who we are meant to be. I'm so hopeful that the pain you have suffered will enrich your family and help us all realize the true gifts we have been given. Thanks for your inspiring words and life.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Dotee said...

Dearest Darlene
Thankyou so much for visiting my blog today. It was lovely to see your smiling face, and read your loving words.
I am sorry I haven't commented lately. Have been visitng your blog each day but haven't left comments. You and your family are always in my heart.

As you walk the steps of recovery with Mark. Have a little something to send you. Would you mind emailing me your address??

You are much loved, and a shining light to all of us.


11:20 PM  
Anonymous suzie q said...

Darling Darlene, Thank you for the sunshine! :) What a special surprise, to find your comment..bless your heart xXx Your poetry is wonderful, sweetheart. So moving...

I love you, darling lady, and wish you a wonderful day :)

Hugs for the whole family

2:08 AM  
Blogger poet said...

what inspiring words. awesome. thanks for soming over. take care of yourself and the family. gentle hugs to mark. poet

4:10 AM  
Blogger The Whole Self said...

oh d. you are beautiful.

7:37 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...


11:51 AM  
Blogger Shari said...

I don't have a word for this-it hasn't even been invented. It's not in my vocabulary. It's more beautiful than beautiful. You have a gift for words. A wonderful way to bring your words to life.

Thanks for being you. Thanks for writing and letting go. Take care.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Blue the Spa Girl said...

Wonderful words. May we all be so open minded about our lifes journey, and view the cutting of the blade as a blessing.

5:21 PM  
Blogger gena said...

Oh I love this! Thank you for sharing Darlene.xx

11:38 PM  
Blogger Candy said...


7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is Mark doing?

8:16 AM  
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