Shaking grounds, sinking sands


We expected it to be the best of years

The dawn of a new decade

So much in a hurry to meet it

That we scorned last year’s name

Plans though well-intentioned were made

Assuming the year would run smoothly on every side

Fell through the cracks in an apocalyptic movie kind of way

Sparing no one, the big names and the unknown alike

I guess the bushfires on day one was a foreboding

Of worse things to come

But excited were we to welcome a brand new year

That we excused it as just an unfortunate incident

Little did we know that human death toll would be counted like a lottery

Death projections announced like inflation rates

Mourning for perished loved ones becoming a private affair

For fear that you could be next at the least point of indiscretion

Just when the world was finding its feet in the midst of the chaos

Oh the ground we stand on gives way with not one or two but three tremors!

Just the timely reminder to us that even the ground beneath us isn’t ours

Better find the Rock to stand on for all other ground is sinking sand!

And to think we just crossed into second-half of the year

Should we congratulate ourselves for making it thus far?

Or brace ourselves for whatever might be coming next?

One thing is for sure: this year is bent on leaving a historic mark!

In the midst of the noise, that’s a gentle voice calling

Before every closed heart, there’s a Lover knocking

In the turbulence of death, the Giver of life invites all to His fountain

In a world where souls are starving, He has laid a feast table

The coming months might get better or worse, who knows

The Creator who keeps the universe together is faithful

He will be a fortress to those who run to Him

He will keep His own safe in Him as He remains in them

So where is your hope, what is the ground you stand on?

Even if you were to survive one pandemic

This earth is only a temporary dwelling place for us all

Where will your soul spend eternity?

© Josephine Amoako 2020

14 Comments Add yours

  1. K.L. Hale says:

    I love this. 💚 I have faith, as you, in our Heavenly Father~HE is our comforter and protector. I know I’m only on solid ground because of him. Thank you for sharing this.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, K.L.!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Tee_🌻 says:

    This is 👏👏👏👏like wow!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hmmmm!

    On Fri, 26 Jun 2020 at 00:01, Joseyphina’s World wrote:

    > joseyphina posted: ” We expected it to be the best of years The dawn of a > new decade So much in a hurry to meet it That we scorned last year’s name > Plans though well-intentioned were made Assuming the year would run > smoothly on every side Fell throu” >

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  4. Wow this is very powerful! Thanks for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you for reading

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Diane Reid says:

    This is beautiful!

    Like

  6. Powerful, truthful, beautiful 🖤

    Liked by 1 person

  7. cbholganza says:

    you are such a gifted writer, joseyphina! can’t get enough of your prose.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you! Much appreciated

      Liked by 1 person

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