Thursday, January 25, 2007

Robin's Psalm II

Robin's Psalm II


by: R.A. Slater/1-22-07

The pillars of heaven and earth did shake

And the gates of hell flew open

The forces of evil assaulted me without mercy

And to my shame...I was afraid and I did tremble

I fell beneath the onslaught, neglecting to cry out for help

I cowered in fear and shame, my tears mingling with the falling rain

Beneath my hands as I pounded my fists in anger

I felt the cool wet Rock

Greater than my shame, was the shame I had brought Him

But in my despair, I clung to Him

Knowing Him just well enough to know that He was still there

Still my salvation, still my fortress, still my refuge

I poured out my tears to Him, told him my heart, shared my fears

And I found, that although I fell down

I was not moved as I weathered the storm.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Robin's Psalm

This one is dated 11-7-98.

It's not bad for a novice.

Robin's Psalm
by: R.A. Slater

Though the pillars of heaven and earth shake
The gates of hell fly open and the forces of evil assault me
I will not be afraid and I will not be shaken
No, I will remain standing and I will stand boldly and bravely
Because the foundation upon which I stand is that Rock that can't be moved
Christ is that Rock
He is my salvation, my fortress, and my refuge
In Him I will stand and not be dismayed
I will weather all storms and not be moved.

Are poems allowed to have 'sequels'? Because as I was typing this up, trying really hard not to "polish" it up, I felt a part two begin to brew. I'm gonna go work on that now, I'll post it later. :)

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Fire in the Sky

Fire In the Sky
by: R.A. Slater

How I long to see Your glory invade my life
As the rising sun stretches its far reaching fingers across the darkened sky
Each ray driving away the darkness
And warming the heartless cold of night
Won't You turn Your face to me
So that my dry and thristy heart
Might drink in Your fiery gaze
To set my ablaze with Your glory
And set me running to tell of Your love
Making me as fire in the sky in someone's darkened night.