Stanza One: Daybreak (Fall from Glory)
, Genesis chapter 3)
It was just there – the voice,The voice, the voice,The voice, leading me, tempting me onWell beyond the boundaries.He was my friend, once.I think he is still, butThe shared closeness – gone.You see, the voiceTempted me into territory not mine,Away from him, my friend, my God,And into hitherto unknown places.I look at
with different eyes now.I thought her beautiful not so long agoOnce she was partner, now she is rival.Once she was close, now she is distantLike God:Distanced.How I wish…But time is time and won’t roll back.And, rolling inexorably onwardsIt bears the universal consequences of Pride.But Time also rolls forwardTowards the day of reconciliation,Towards the day of the cross.And towards a different voiceRequiring a different response.
And some laughed, And some deferred And some believed.