it was darkness upon darkness

when He said, ‘Be’

and from the darkness

exploded light


a flood of light created all there was 

stars formed

planets solidified

the heavens and the earth came into being


and today, we exist

in the tumult of our lives

the rush of our existence

grapples us

as we forget who we are

a creature of a crowded planet

a planet of a mid-sized star

a star among billions in a galaxy

a galaxy among billions in the universe

a universe that isn’t still, but ever expanding

a universe, the like of which existed endlessly before

and will exist endlessly hereafter


His light pervades all

from the dying, sickly man

to the dancer rejoicing in the beauty of being

from the madness of the schizophrenic

to the serenity of the sage

His is all glory

His is all there is

for His sake it exists

and to Him it shall return

~ by tdcatss on October 9, 2011.

4 Responses to “Glory”

  1. Kaif, you blessed me today with this poem. It read like one of the Psalms to me and comforted me. :) Thank you so much for sharing your gift of poetry here!

  2. Thanks Debbie. The Psalms are so beautiful. I spent a week in a Christian monastery once and they sang the Psalms six times a day to a very simple tune. That experience is unforgettable.

  3. Awesome line: when He said, ‘Be’

  4. thanks! i think that was inspired from the Book of Genesis: “God said, let there be light. And there was light…”. but i was not conscious of this while writing the poem.

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