Madness Deepens

“It Is Not Over Yet”

Today was a day when rain poured against shattered hearts

Breaking pieces like a drumroll, sinking droplets upon surrender

Thickening air against chest conpressions, loss of breath

Gasping for relief from this winding road, where footprints are lost


Gathering the strength to be strong for the battle

Yet tears flood palms, black stained cheeks of sorrow

Screams fill the mind of weakened prosperity

This load to carry, being pulled down by gravity


Now that the storm has passed, I look up

As night pushes up the day, I will take you by the hand

I will hold with all I have, here where we stand

I will not let you die, and be left there


Where God knows where…..


If I could, I would, wish it be me

To take it all away, to take this pain

Give it to my body – oh Lord – hear my plea

I will sacrifice myself for her to be free….


Burden of shifting cells, ripping away the soul

Making the thoughts become uncertain

Shaken, taken, and left out to dry

Just don’t close the curtain


Red velvet strands, dripping from incision

Tubes of filtered forgiveness, clotting memories

The great depression, lies upon whispering winds

The storm is here, pouring out clouds of confusion


There will come a time,

When the storm brings it’s rainbow

Across your heart,

Bringing sunshine, from above


On my knees, without a word from silent lips

But a loud scream, against my soul

Tears falling upon the floor, puddling

Then I saw you, there, a shining light


Sigh no more, mother, cry not a tear

For God is there to make your dreams better than hopes

He has his arms around you, tightly

Sigh no more, mother, he will help you cope…


– Madness Deepens

© 2013

Mother Theresa



“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
— Mother Teresa

“Remain Open” by Stephen John Kalinich

“I believe all inspiration

comes form Divine Love

accessible within us

within  the reach of our individual consciousness.

All Art and Poetry to me

is a gift that the Universe of Grace

gives to me.

I am witnessing the creativity

through my spirt

and it comes form Love

even if it is dark .

The more i know it comes as a gift

the more i am able to create.

The tendency is

when you become known

or a success

to think it is you

but to me it is never me

but always a gift

which may at times come through me

and touch other lives.

When people send me

all their credits

I could care less.

How is the heart I say,

Are they kind do they care about others?

This is what I am into to

and I do not expect others

to agree

I just feel this myself

and if they come into accord

with my way of looking at it

and living it

so much the better.

I am humble before creativity

because i think it comes from God

not out in the skies but God within us.”

Stephen John Kalinich

Foto by L. K. Thayer

© 2010