Then You came

Then You came

A world apart
angelic touch an occasional visitor
to this plane,
in this theatre
of traumatic dramas.
Life, death, love, fear
take starring roles
in the daily legend that unveils.
Each player exposed
a cacophony of influences
vying for honours and position,
orchestrates the hour, the moment.
Then You came.
Too soon or too late
but on time
in time
beyond time
a touch from beyond
You came.
We listened
(some of the minor players)
but hear different things in the words You say.
The words touch, reveal, heal,
then move on in lives of their own
generation to generation.
Words unclaimed by the trapping claws of death,
speak only life
to half opened ears
clouded tearfilled eyes
and mouths uncleansed by Isaiah’s coals.
To be clay on this wheel
is to be gold
in the forge of heaven.
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About Keith Wallis

Keith Wallis Keith Wallis is an English poet. He is a senior part of the leadership team of Houghton Regis Baptist church. An engineering designer by trade he brings a eye for detail as well as faith into his poetry. He is currently ‘poet in residence’ at Ruby e-zine and a moderator at His blog of ekphrastic* poetry is: where you’ll also find links to his books and his other blogs. Married to Val in 1970 he has two sons and three grandsons. The eldest grandson is disabled and cannot communicate verbally. Val is a literacy teacher and occasionally despairs of her husbands rebellious use of punctuation. Though not an ‘academic’ (school was a disaster) he was always fond of writing. He began submitting work for publication in the 1980’s after being encouraged by David R Morgan at that time the local community writer in residence. A number of small press magazines and anthologies took the work (poetry and graphics). Four small booklets were published over the following few years, three published by Stride Publications and one by Sol Publications. Joining in 2005 (and subsequently becoming a moderator) re-energised his writing. Recently work has published by: RootsWorship, EveryDayPoets, PoetryMonthly International, Word Catalyst Magazine, The Cypress Times, Christian Poet's Pen, Perpetual Magazine, Bewildering Stories, FaithFilledFamily magazine and Ruby magazine. Recent books : 'in moments like these': 'a River of Small Stones': 'by still waters' : 'a River of Small Stones ii': *ekphrastic means using one form of art to inform another – Keith uses his own photography as that base on this blog.

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