Poem: “A Seed of Hope”

A Seed of Hope

Father, my God, my Creator,
I wander in darkness.
There is no light in my life.
There is no hope in my body.

Grant me God, Your brilliance,
Drive away this darkness in my life.
I hold before You a blackness which
Only Your light can penetrate.

I hold up to You, a cloak of gloom,
Which lays heavy upon me.
I implore you, Oh Lord, to tear it asunder.

You have promised me, Oh God,
Deliverance from evil.
Deliver me, Oh Lord, from the clutches of despair.

Grant me, Oh God, a seed of Hope,
Plant it deep within me.
Water it daily with Your grace and
nourish it with Faith.

I depend on You, My God, My King,
To rescue me from this enemy.
I place my trust in You, Oh Lord,
as a child does, with a mother.

I ask Oh God, to feel again
The warmth of Your love within me.
I ask Oh God, to know again,
The pleasure of your joy.
I ask Oh God, because You told me to,
And I ask in the name of Jesus.

Nothing will you deny me,
If I ask in His Name,
I ask, and I ask, and I will ask again.
Until my life is changed.

L. Lapiz

L.Lapiz retired after 38 years in the of fire protection industries and services.  Other than marriage and the birth of his children, the outstanding events in his life were visiting Fatima and meeting Mother Theresa.