Gerry Legister

Gold Star - 5,220 Points (21/01/66 / Silver Spring, Westmorland, Jamaica)

Footsteps Of God - Poem by Gerry Legister

As the afternoon fades away into a silhouette,
A light wakes the soul that risen from slumber,
And voices in the night drifts into a calmer beat
Of footsteps tapping on the threshold of the door.

In the dim eerie night, a lamplight brought below
Shadows of the trees like phantoms growing tall,
Radiant clouds of firelight came with closer glow
And the form fall takes a pathway upon the wall.

Fears came soundless and trembling in my feet,
A messenger coming downward from the skies,
Like the ambiance of hope so still and so discreet,
The shadow transformed a gaze into my eyes.

Invoke spiritual guide with serenity heaven sent,
On abandon scroll wrote the note of sinful demise,
Aridity and reproof being more beauteous lament,
I saw God’s mercy wore essence and compromise.

Steely impression strolling in the peaceful footstep,
Comes and walked right through my foreign body,
Takes my vacant heart and into pools of tears leap
With utter calm, I remember the voiceless call only.

Lay prostrated in the water looking up into a stream,
So still and saintly I hear soft music warbling at me,
From those footsteps mingle the syncopating rhythm
Strings stir my conviction into a voiceless decree.

Which I could not comprehend the divine addressing
Reason why the spirit came so far from the stars,
And breathe into my heart soft rebukes and blessings,
Until all my fears were taken away into deep skies.

Topic(s) of this poem: god

Form: Ballade


Poet's Notes about The Poem

being born again

Comments about Footsteps Of God by Gerry Legister

  • (11/16/2015 1:02:00 PM)


    the lines: ...form fall take a pathway on the wall. sounds beautiful. (Report) Reply

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  • Simone Inez Harriman (11/16/2015 1:00:00 PM)


    Lovely images of a spiritual message. Absolutely beautiful poetry. Gerry you have penned a masterpiece.

    'Which I could not comprehend the divine addressing
    Reason why the spirit came so far from the stars,
    And breathe into my heart soft rebukes and blessings,
    Until all my fears were taken away into deep skies.'

    Stunning....10
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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 16, 2015



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