29 January 2008

Painted Veil



Recently I spoke to a friend going through a lot of stuff, she was so depressed I feared for her life.
Her story is one of despise and hopelessness, or so it appears. During our conversation I was able to listen and encourage her. Thankfully, she is now sorting a few of the issues troubling her.

This got me thinking, there are lots of people out there going through stuff, it appears our world is full of so much pain…… just tune to the news channel and you’ll soon find out.
But in spite of the pain, aches and troubles, we can survive. We all are survivorss and have come through different experiences.

The picture of a veil comes to mind, a veil is intended to cover, but once removed, the picture behind is revealed for all to see. We all have a veil, some it’s their make up, others a smile, others their attitude. Whatever veil you have on…… of sadness, despise, hopelessness….. Look up there is hope.
So I hope this blesses and encourage you, as it came straight from my heart…..


Its colours are of pure purple
A royal signet
It adores its palaces,
It sparkles like no other
It is the veil of hope

It’s been stained by tears
But not tainted by it
Its endured endless nights of toil
But its thrives
It is the veil of resilience

Thought trampled upon
Yet it remains firm
Is thread, still woven strongly
Withstanding the strain of abuse
It’s the veil of strength

It’s been unnoticed, untouched
Disregarded, misinterpreted,
It’s been lonely
Yet found solace in silence
It’s the veil of belief

It’s been rejected by friends and foe
Admired by strangers
But still rejected by nobles

Though made of the fines
Thread to be had
Still looked on with scorn,
It’s the veil of faith

Put on your painted veil of whatever colour
Hope, resilience, strength, belief, faith, for in time
It will shine through and it colours will be changed
by the veil, painted in the masters blood.

© Deboo January 2008

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