A Message

To know what Love is,
with just a picture big glimpse
through an open door.
Beyond the broken schemes,
and forsaken dreams,
littering a crooked floor.
Of things never spoken
this side of the shadow curtain.
Tasting that promise certain
of abundantly so much more.

Truth, with all proof, given voice.
The divine choice …
hearing the whispered call.
Sensing providence,
in a response making perfect sense.
Past this mortal fence,
through that portal beyond the sky,
to the One who
will take that sallow shadow
from off your face.
Replacing it with glowing grace.
No longer the questioning, “Why?”
… for the Answer Eternal
He is seated upon high.
With all heaven, times seven,
beyond material calculation,
and mere human understanding.
The deepest yearning
learning how to fly.

Seeking absolute absolution.
The solution,
divine in the finding.
Mercy given …
Grace for the taking.
Salvation is coming
with a generous second helping.
What does it take?
What gives,
to know what love is?
The power to answer a higher call?
Faith, hope, and love
. . . seeking the core.
The thrill of all in all
to soar with the King Living.
The breath of life
like a river of power flowing
through every pore.
The Ever Forever where
love is the winning score.

Beyond this pit of regret
and deepest sorrow,
held captive in a body mortal,
there is a pathway eternal
in true freedom to follow.
The Spirit leading
with joy everlasting
Right here
Right now
Not just tomorrow.
To see, to know,
to taste, to be,
what Love is.

~ david redpath © 2017

“Beloved, let us love one another,
for love is from God, and whoever loves
has been born of God and knows God.
Anyone who does not love
does not know God
because God is love”. ~ John the disciple

First Published
Nov 8, 2017
on WordPress

(Photo : david redpath © 2017)

83 thoughts on “A Message”

    1. Thank you very much, Stell.
      Just don’t book in for a spell
      at that broken down Hotel.
      That Californian Hotel of
      which the eagles warn,
      where many a message
      in a bottle are spawn.
      You being a favourite
      of mine, Stella,
      it’s only fair that I warn ya!

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      1. You’re always welcome.
        I’m just a passer through
        I promise you
        Hoping for a souvenir:)
        But I fear to fall in Blakes path
        I hear their message
        And I say it is a lovely place
        Someone of your liking
        Is a my favourite also.

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      1. Wow! Amazing! Super shot. You should submit this to some of those HighFalutin photo magazines! Ha! Put this into your “Best Of” List of photos!! Thanks for sharing the post and photo. I so appreciate your support of my words and blog, David! Blessings to you, My Friend! Be Safe out there!!

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  1. A wonderful message of love, David, of which I wish you much. I’ve been reading you on the Reader on my mobile devices, I didn’t realize how neat your blog looks on a desktop computer. I love this theme – clean and simple. Happy New Year, too, in case we don’t get to exchange words by then. (I look forward to catching Sydney fireworks on tv – they’re spectacular.) 🙂

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    1. Happy Boxing Day Sale shopping,
      & an abundantly flowing New Year
      to you, Annie.
      Being a technophobe I’ve kept my
      site minimal, by default. Clean and
      simple suits me (well, one out of
      two ain’t bad?).
      Melbourne is doing it’s best to outdo
      Sydney’s fireworks, but I think nothing
      can beat the Sydney Harbour Bridge
      on pyrotechnic fire.
      It’s been a true pleasure reading you
      throughout the year. Annie, you are
      a poetic treasure.

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      1. I’ve lived in both cities, Annie,
        so l try to avoid tribal rivalry.

        A pre PC historic remnant;

        “We’d rather live in Melbourne
        Though some folks say it’s faulty
        Sydney’s got its strippers
        But we’ve got Henry Bolte
        We’ve got Australian Rules
        And the Melbourne Cup each year
        Sydney’s girls are way out front
        But we’ve got stronger beer”
        ~Melborn and Sideny
        (A song by The Idlers Five)

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  2. Thank you, David, for sharing this beautiful poem about Love. “Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn here.” (Marianne Williamson). Every morning when I meditate it does feel exactly like a return to Love and the shedding of all residual fear. Happy New Year to you and yours. May every day be filled with joy, peace and, most of all, love. ♥.

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    1. Thank you very much, Niki.
      All the best for a blessed 2019🌟

      “If you hear the song I sing
      You will understand (listen!)
      You hold the key to love and fear
      All in your trembling hand
      Just one key unlocks them both
      It’s there at your command
      Come on people now
      Smile on your brother
      Everybody get together
      Try to love one another
      Right now” ~ The Youngbloods

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  3. Your poem is the very message of love. Also, I like how you include the presence of the Spirit to have faith. I have enjoyed it very much as I usually do with all your posts. The photo is also beautiful and illustrates your piece perfectly.

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