Monday, January 18, 2021

Trickle Effect or Tsunami


Oh, the sacred runnel 
that runs through channels
 where its trickle effect
sets the course of  lives 
that are not even born yet!

The trickle is fed by a source
It courses from, into
a force far greater than the crater
that it first ran through... 

  Somewhere the thundering power of Niagara Falls 

It seems invisible at first; The progeny Thought breeds 
In an arena that hosts entertainment and neglect 
But Evidence is soon unveiled in the bold font of deeds 
A virile force that sets the course of thought’s trickle effect 

The guests we host, of good or ill soon spill seeds of its kind 
Where what we do and say begins in thought’s ivory cell 
With how we satisfy the howling hunger of the mind 
And prove who we love best by what quest and interest tell 

Thought is a battlefield; the wars twixt enemy and Friend 
(Though we brandish no weapons to expose its crucial spree) 
Are fought where we are prone to forget aftermaths that wend 
In striking trickle effects of pride or humility 

Thought is the control-tower of the body that displays 
The Trickle Effect of Influence; what a sacred spring 
That feeds the Fount that bleeds into the voice that choice obeys 
And makes what seemed invisible the Most Apparent Thing 

The Trickle Effect may seem unassuming at first glance 
A gathering tsunami veiled in Equilibrium 
That cannot long contain the force that roars with allegiance 
To stay or change the course of generations yet to come 

© Janet Martin

...and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, 
whatever is noble, whatever is right, 
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, 
whatever is admirable--
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--
think about such things.

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