Fighting Gray… By Toni L.A. Cross

Noble warrior renowned

Listen to this harrowing sound

Draining cries of earth’s deep sorrow

We will live to see the morrow?

Life is leaking from a crack

Faceless death will now attack

Who has left us silent here?

What foe won’t visibly appear?

We know not who or why we fight

Though we press on in this bleak night

O! That gray would fade from sight

And black be black and white be white!


How Faith Is Found… By Toni L.A. Cross

If you don’t know how faith is found

Then watch this sparrow hit the ground

And listen for the whispered voice

And wait to see Him give me choice

To choose my way to death or life

To pick a path of joy or strife

He forces not the best on me

Nor scorns my fall for all to see

His hand is still beneath my form

Waiting to shelter me in the storm


what babies know… by Toni L.A. Cross

  

whisper to me of the things I knew

before i crossed the great wide blue

coo the sound of heaven’s gates

and the mystery of our fates

tell me of the wordless thing

why God cries and angels sing

Land of snow… A Villanelle by Toni Cross

 

An army, an army, those feet that trod

In this lonely independent land of snow

Challenging and waiting for an act of God

A race about to become a lightning rod
To wake sleeping ones down below
An army, an army, those feet that trod

Unyielding frozen sod
Furrowed hardened planting row
Challenging and waiting for an act of God

Ground filled with echoes of plowing hooves unshod
Will spring reach the frosty seeds they sow?
An army, an army, those feet that trod

 

Lining up like a firing squad
Listening for what our hearts know
Challenging and waiting for an act of God

No more fake peeling facade
Exposing our inner hidden foe
Challenging and waiting for an act of God

 

Death… By Toni L.A. Cross

Death

Distant prospect

Yet always near

Sniffing about

My loved ones dear

Death

Horrid shadow

Clinging with doubt

Reaching corners

And poking about

Death

I defy you

With power not mine

Life within me

Peeks out to shine

Death

You lose

In the ultimate end

I hold the trump card

My Eternal Friend