A Bruised Reed

Cradled in His hands
A bruised reed,
Trampled down,
Pushed aside,
Fears not.

Cradled by His hands
A smoldering wick,
Bettered down,
Set aside,
Fears not.

For He is safety.
He is peace.
He is mercy.
He is rest.

(Isaiah 42:2-3 / Matthew 12:20)

Patricia Burlison
©2008

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16 Comments

  1. dancingfreak said,

    August 24, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    wow!!! such beliefe in GOD!!! to me HE is always GOD 😀

    pleasant writing 🙂

  2. dancingfreak said,

    August 24, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    🙂

  3. Jingle said,

    August 25, 2010 at 3:56 am

    lovely poem!

  4. Leo said,

    August 25, 2010 at 4:44 am

    beautifully done..! 🙂

  5. tasithoughts said,

    August 25, 2010 at 5:26 am

    What an inherently spiritual piece!

  6. buttercup600 said,

    August 25, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Very spiritual and well done x

  7. megzone said,

    August 26, 2010 at 12:05 am

    wow..!!! wonderful 🙂
    and bein the spiritual person that i am i can totally relate to it 🙂

    here from Jingle’s Rally.. u can read my poem at
    http://megzone.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/footprint/

  8. Kavita said,

    August 26, 2010 at 10:53 am

    very beautifully said… everything’s safe in His hands… cuz He knows..

    Well done, my friend..

  9. Morganna said,

    August 26, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Lovely work putting the Bible’s words into verse.

  10. revbillcook said,

    August 26, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Wonderful and sincere. Enjoy your writing. You might enjoy my “Faith and Conversation” blog (www.revbillcook.wordpress.com) if you get a chance to check it out. = Bill

  11. August 27, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    You’ve capture the beauty that is God with your poem. A great read.

  12. pravin nair said,

    August 28, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Hi there,

    beautifully done..almost reads like a hymn..truly. HE is there to hold our hands and take us across..
    here from Jingle’s poetry rally..thnks for the share!

    I also write poems..u cld if u wish, visit me at http://www.versepoems.com

    thnks!

    • trishadian said,

      August 28, 2010 at 7:48 am

      Thank you. This isn’t one of my poems that I thought of as a song as I wrote it, but I might give it some thought now. : )
      Aloha,
      Trisha

  13. Artswebshow said,

    August 30, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Hey good job.
    I like this

  14. nanno1982 said,

    September 6, 2010 at 3:43 am

    a poem felt like heaven.. beautiful


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