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Out of the Darkness II - A New Perspective : Collaboration with Daniel Turner

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Because it was given to us to say.

Lost in a vacuum of darkness Hearing beats of a distant drum A marshaling cadence that harkened Together we'll overcome Advancing I paused to listen The sonorous pounding increased It's volume and rhythm did hasten My lonely anxiety had ceased I knew nothing now could stop me Adrenaline numbed all sense of fear My pace became more lively As the darkness began to clear Then suddenly another thumping I tried to make sense of it all My nerves were raw and jumping From within I began to recall With confidence I ventured To soldier on about Alone I fought my battles Sowing seeds of fear and doubt I found my path had gone astray And led me far from home Pride and shame would guide my way In darkness left to roam So longing for the sunlight Without torrential rain And thoughts of bright tomorrows Without regard for pain Into this light still brighter Casting sins of my confession The heaviness within my soul Was lifted from oppression His grace there to receive me In my greatest hour of need Thankful is my heart and soul His call was there to heed That beating drum still resonates In such a blessed way Now, at last, the prodigal Is coming home to stay Spiritually speaking, Daniel Turner & Jeannie Minor

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 2/2/2016 10:19:00 AM
Inspiring writing that uplifts the soul to the heights of heavens! Great collaboration , superb writing, a seven to each, dear Janie and Daniel! Bless you!
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 2/2/2016 3:51:00 PM
Thank you, Demetrios. Daniel and I were both challenged and blessed, as it should be.
Date: 1/31/2016 7:32:00 PM
Your penultimate verse is the clincher for me... I love the way you conquered your fears and came through, perhaps not unscathed, but nonetheless whole. Well done you two. (I reviewed part 1 on Daniel's page) Neatly rhymed! Best wishes, Keith
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 1/31/2016 7:55:00 PM
Thank you, Keith. I think I can speak for both of us here, it was a really fun challenge.
Date: 1/31/2016 10:07:00 AM
Thank you, Silent. Always a pleasure
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Date: 1/30/2016 9:51:00 PM
I like this version too, Jeannie. Nothing wrong about being spiritual, most of the writers over here are.
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 1/30/2016 11:38:00 PM
Your beginning of "Together we'll overcome" made for a smooth Segway to spirituality. Once again, my distinct pleasure to collaborate with such seasoned talent.