Confusion Reigns

   ‘Confusion Reigns’        Digitally edited using Paint Shop Pro from the original painting pictured below.

An invisible storm swirls within me,

as I cry out silently for your mercy.

Brutal winds cleave the words from me,

as down my face stream tears of pain.

Mixed with the ceaseless pounding rains,

my torn and tattered heart begs for grace.

The roar of thunder drowns out my cries,

sobbing I fall dumbstruck to my knees.

The blackness surrounds me from within,

as a single spark of light pierces through.

Casting haunting shadows in the deep and dark,

a path through the fear into the confusion.

Towards the dreams of dawns first soft light,

clinging to promised visions of hope and love.

~ Mark Schutter ©2014

"Confusion Reign's"  Previously painted watercolor  11x14 inches  Mark Schutter ©2008

              “Confusion Reigns”                     Previously painted watercolor                11×14 inches                        Mark Schutter ©2008

Reach for the Light

Reaching for the Lightalways reach for the light

when lost in the night

Christmas spirit abounds

deeper magic sounds

eternity forever resides

within the hearts’ tides

light overcomes the dark

when love casts a spark

from power that’s given

we begin truly livin’

a flame forever burning bright

illuminating the black night

~Mark ©2013

(This poem was written based on inspiration from John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness but the darkness has not understood it.” and it seemed this simple colored pencil drawing  I completed previously and then edited using PicMonkey complemented it perfectly.  God Bless!)