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Warrior Poet Circle (Vol. 9): Midnight

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Nothing darker than midnight
The tipping point, decision time
What’s it going to be?
Mourn the remaining night hours?
Or find joy that morning comes closer?

Nothing darker than midnight
The turning point, choice moments
When needed rest evades
Like a prison convict fleeing his captors
Like the wounded soul rejecting cold memories

Nothing darker than midnight
The grappling point, senses on notice
And unless a light shines
The hope remains a formless vapor
The peace persists as a fairy tale notion

Charge forward through your valley, brother!
Look upward through your weeping, sister!

The brightness does shine at hopeless hours
And forces the night to relax it’s grip
On fearful minds and worn out hearts
The song of surrender makes it so
The hymn of rightful praise shakes it loose
And we see the prison was designed for praise


20110425-122442.jpgWelcome to the 9th edition of the Warrior Poet Circle. Time to pull up a seat, gather around the fire, and pour out our verses.

This time our theme is Midnight and my inspiration was drawn from Acts 16, the story of Paul and Silas.

If you have a contribution today, add it below. Can’t wait to read what you’ve written.

For next time (Monday, May 9), we’ll use Prayer as our prompt.

14 Comments

  1. A picture of the world without the light. And I like the “grappling point” — the the old and new engage, and we know the new will utlimately win and dawn will come — but it still seems as dark as before. Nice one, Jason.
    Glynn recently posted..At the stroke ofMy Profile

    • Thank you, Glynn.

  2. The turning point…

    Such a great line. It’s where we have the choice.
    Michael recently posted..Getting StartedMy Profile

    • That’s it. Thanks Michael.

  3. Sounds like King David would love to jam with you on this one bro’…awesome!

    • Ha! I appreciate it, Jay. 🙂

  4. I had intended to write something for this week… but try as I might, I could not stoke my inner Warrior Poet into life.

    “The brightness does shine at hopeless hours”

    It shines brightest when we are in a position to recognize He alone is our Hope…our salvation and protection comes from Him.
    Dusty Rayburn recently posted..Our Ways Require Careful ThoughtMy Profile

    • I’m praying for you, Dusty. I know you’ll get there. 🙂

      Thanks so much.

  5. Love it. I can feel this in my soul.
    Ryan Tate recently posted..Midnight at MiddayMy Profile

    • That’s awesome! Thank you, Ryan.

  6. We were on the same wavelength indeed -- freedom in praise and it is achoice we make!
    HisFireFly recently posted..BecauseMy Profile

    • It’s a good wavelength. 🙂 thanks Karin.

  7. The prison designed for praise--for a song of surrender. Love this. Great poem!
    Sandra Heska King recently posted..Monday Meditation- The Middle of MidnightMy Profile

    • Thank you Sandra.

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