Monday, 25 October 2010


Whilst wandering this bitter wilderness
Whose sand abrades and by whose rock I bled
Among dry thorns and evidence of death
I come to Thee because I need Thy help
To turn my feet from their disordered trends
Down Egypt’s way to pungent tastes and smells
My soul still craves when guided by my flesh,
Down subtle tracks forged to avoid the dearth
Whose termini would vitiate my health,
Or up the track that Hormah represents -
Fleshly essays at heavenly ascents
Since I am lost without Thee as my Friend.

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