even in darkness

late night wind

and rain

the lights flicker

and fade

finally they go out


all the subtle electric hums

are silent…

darkness has swallowed

all of the sights,

all of the sounds.

even the shadows

are no longer found.

there is no looking


there is no turning back.

when no one else

is around,

no one else can be

counted on,

You are here.

in the dark next to


there are still traces

of the graces You

showered upon me

that remain in

my soul from the

Blessed Sacrament.

In the quiet

my heart still beats

Your memory.

my heart still

beats Your name.

it is Your hand I find

to hold.

Your embrace that

helps me hold

it all together.

Your encouraging

Words that whisper

through the silence.

somehow filling the complete

and utter darkness,

with calm and peace,

when the power flickers

and the world around

me is engulfed

in black

You remain


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1 Response to even in darkness

  1. Nicely done and the first thing that came to my mind was this!

    Footprints in the Sand

    One night I dreamed a dream.
    As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
    Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
    For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
    One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

    After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
    I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
    I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
    especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
    there was only one set of footprints.

    This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
    “Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
    You’d walk with me all the way.
    But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
    there was only one set of footprints.
    I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”

    He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
    Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
    When you saw only one set of footprints,
    It was then that I carried you.”

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