The Falls

I can not now speak of Innocence
for light has shone on my darkness
the door of awareness has opened
on a dark and dusty room.

Youth “knows” it all
but now I see my innate limitations
could only have been dismantled
by the pain of experience.

No matter how many books you read
the truth and goodness of reality is irreplaceable
and the more I see how much I fail
the closer I am brought to God.

Grace Colella graduated with a Masters in Arts and Ministry in Spirituality degree from Regis College where she also trained as a Spiritual Director. Her love of people, nature and music inspires her to write poems.

  • Margaret Manitowabi
    Posted at 07:37h, 27 April Reply

    I would love to have Grace as my spiritual director her poem goes deeper into finding God through the pain.

  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 09:12h, 27 April Reply

    Thank you Grace!

  • Rosemary McGinn
    Posted at 10:05h, 27 April Reply

    Beautiful Poem Grace,and a powerful message,regarding struggles we encounter along the way. Thanks for your insight and compassion.Gratefully Rosemary McGinn C.S.J.

  • Paul V
    Posted at 10:40h, 27 April Reply


  • Karen Arthurs
    Posted at 11:37h, 28 April Reply

    Beautiful artistry Grace!

  • anne
    Posted at 22:52h, 28 April Reply

    your poignant, humble and very wise poem spoke deeply to my heart at a time I most needed it. thank you

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