Lonely Shades of Light

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This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Michael Carlton.                                                                                                         Lonely Shades of Light Warmed with soft rays that glitter of gold, The longer his days with eyes that grow old. He wakes to the shadows of dawn’s early light, Escaped from the cold to the city’s dark night. Life on this bench seen alone in the park […]

The Roar of Waters

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This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Johanna Caton.                                                                                                                      The Roar of Waters I’ve tried to offer to my God my all. But this, if so, must always be inspired by him – for ego’s fallen imprints fall on sacrifice of self that self has styled. I’ve learned that God’s the one who sends the pain that […]

What Do You Want?

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This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Philip Vassallo.                                                                                                                      What Do You Want? after John 1:38 If you find yourself on a deserted path with two men following, do not run, cry for help, or reach for whatever weapon you can find, as He did none of these. Turn to them and ask, “What do you want?” […]

Presentation

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                                                                                                           This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Jeffrey Essmann. Presentation I sometimes fear, O Lord, I’ve not the scope of years or wisdom left to me to bear the growing burden of an active hope. The dark’ning world around me swirls with care. Its very skies are sighing with the pain of human lives adrift and […]

Epiphany

This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Jenna Funkhouser.                                                                                                Epiphany Help me choose adoration over understanding when confronted with You. Simply for the act of bowing and offering sages and elders once wandered two years after a star. They must have felt how often we deride the pilgrimage of unknown destination the dream-directed the senseless offering […]