Friday, November 15, 2013

What of this Vast Unknown?

Writer's Digest PAD Challenge, day 15; For today’s prompt, take the phrase “What (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.

We balance on a fulcrum twixt
What is to come and what is past
This paper cup that we lift up
Will snare wee drops of unknown’s cast
And then we drink; Unknown to known
Our footsteps fraught with faith or fear
From mystery to memory
While still the Unknown hovers near

Perception’s possibilities
Inspires us to dream, explore
We paint the passion of our pleas
On castle wall or prison floor
Yet, we are never nearer to
Unknown’s elusive clarity
Confined it seems, to dream our dreams
On what is past and what will be

What of this vexing, vast Unknown?
Its fantasy perplexes thought
Yet, we are ever poised upon
What yet will be and what can not
Fear would persuade my dreams to die
Save for our God upon His throne
Therefore, by His blessed Grace go I
Into the vexing, vast Unknown

© Janet Martin


  1. I hope you win this November challenge, you certainly deserve to. Good luck!

  2. :) I appreciate your encouragement. Thank-you so much.


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