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Stained Glass Poem

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Life can shatter
like glass,
sending shards
of broken promises
into the flesh,
severing the self
and bleeding the soul.

The smooth
transparency
of yesterday’s
assumptions
can spill blindly
onto an inner
ground that folds
in upon itself.

And yet
there is
a beauty
that emerges
from the jagged disarray

and the Light
that will not leave us
illuminates colours
and hues not seen before,
fusing the senseless debris
into a story of emerging wholeness.

Press the glass
and it will speak
in images of wisdom and hope.
No pain is denied,
no truth distorted,
no love is bound
in the stained glass story
of our true salvation.

Robert Pynn