Precious Person

You are a diamond
in the rough and tumble
of a mixed up world.
The sparkle of caring
mingles with
the joy of giving
endless hours of listening
till that precise moment when
the finger of light
pierces the dawn of understanding.

Night’s anguish disappears
in the radiant glow of today
as the moon
slowly fades away.

Tired from travelling
many miles of darkness
lost in endless tunnels,
you stretch out
cleansing yourself of
unnamed fears
in the colours of the rainbow.

Blinking away
the old concerns
you uncurl your fragile self
and reach for new vision
in the tranquil buzz
of another day.

And the chirping of songbirds
lifts you out of a dream
shaped by the story
of your life
rolling along
in the river of springtime hope.

Viola Athaide, a student of Theology, is actively involved in parish life, leading Bible courses, the Prayer Group, and the Ministry with Maturing Adults.

  • bett
    Posted at 07:28h, 01 September Reply

    this is so beautiful… thank you Viola

  • Lorraine Majcen
    Posted at 08:58h, 01 September Reply

    Thank you Viola for such a beautiful poem. I read it several times, to inhale the essence of the message and exhaled with understanding, joy and hope

  • Sylvia Lee
    Posted at 10:46h, 01 September Reply

    Thank you Viola.

    During this trying period, your beautiful poem fills me with hope ~~ like the light of dawn, the colours of rainbow, the vision of another day, and the springtime hope.

    Thanks again for your inspiration. Stay safe !

  • Grace Colella
    Posted at 12:51h, 01 September Reply

    Thank you for this beautiful poem, Viola.

  • Ana Maria Rodriguez
    Posted at 14:38h, 01 September Reply

    Don’t fear the darkness, it will uncurl your fragile self, and reach the new vision of another light day!!!
    Thank you Viola. Your poem left me with a rainbow daily hope

  • Linda Rego
    Posted at 14:50h, 01 September Reply

    I love “…when the finger of light pierces the dawn of understanding.” Thanks once again Viola!

  • Jacqui
    Posted at 18:10h, 01 September Reply

    You write with such beauty and soul. I wish you would put all your poems in a book. I, for one, would gladly pay for one. God bless you for sharing your remarkable talent with us.

  • maria susanto
    Posted at 20:27h, 01 September Reply

    thank you for the beautiful poem Viola

  • Dominicus Susilo
    Posted at 20:33h, 01 September Reply

    What an inspiring poem. I read it several times to soak myself into its beauty!

  • Bonnie azevedo
    Posted at 13:38h, 02 September Reply

    Thank you Viola, such a beautiful poem.
    Very inspiring.
    God bless

  • Jean Howard
    Posted at 21:31h, 02 September Reply

    Viola, you must be very prayerfully reflective to create such beautiful poetry.

  • Lorella D'Cruz
    Posted at 07:41h, 03 September Reply

    Beautiful, lyrical… we’ve come to expect the best from Viola’s writing, and she never fails to deliver.

  • Joan Levy Earle
    Posted at 10:27h, 03 September Reply

    Your poetry is inspiring.
    Keep them coming.

    Thank you for sharing your creative gift.
    Joan Levy Earlfe

  • Christine Domingo
    Posted at 23:25h, 04 September Reply

    Thank you again, Viola! The imagery in this poem is beautiful, uplifting and inspiring. Instills hope where there is shadow and darkness. Brings to mind the message in the all-time favourite hymn … “And I will raise you up on Eagle’s wings …..”

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