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Darlene Moore Berg

About this Christian Poet:
I am first a Christian, second a wife and mother, third a physician by vocation and a poet then by avocation. I currently live in Missouri where I practice pediatrics and am a member of the "sandwich generation". I have had a love for the written word from the moment I learned how to read . As part of my education in the middle grades, I was required to memorize one poem a month. Writing poetry for me basically started in high school and has been off and on ever since. Submitting work and having work published has been mainly the last seven years. I have been privileged to have poems in the Christian poetry journals of Time of Singing and A New Song and also The Penwood Review and online in Dayspring.


After-images that haunt the eyes
the glare of the sun's eclipse, a nuclear blast
the sudden shaft of a lightning bolt
the glory of the Lord's passage
           visible, vibrant, reverberating
           in dry mountain air

Scintillating auras sear
tears misty, stream unseen
long after the man Moses crawls
trembling from the rock's cleft
           his eyes behold brilliance
           dazzled bright his reflective human face

Sinewed hands grope with blind hesitancy
for the frail support of earth
grasp his fallen wooden staff
bare feet stumble down a rugged path
           outlined now in cold stone marble
           punctured by God's command
           the possibility of His wrath.

                   Copyright©2003 by Darlene Moore Berg