Monday, June 22, 2009


I see the shafts of light
Piercing the darkness through
The dragon’s head is severed
And light keeps shining through
I see the ocean coming
In a never ending wave
I see the blue skies see it all
And it’s beauty I start to crave
These shafts of light are piercing
Even into me
But darkness now has been destroyed
And I have been set free
The cloud of glory is coming
To rest on this hardened earth
The light, the wind, the water
Will bring it into a glorious birth

And we will know Him in all His glory and wonder

K. Duane Carter 6-22-09

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Mystery in the Mist

Mystery in the Mist
I am in the midst of this
A mystery of mysteries in the mist
A mystery of mysteries in the midst
No source of sun, no sign, no direction
No feelings of goodness, no answers to the questions
Only the sense that I am about to be soaked
One atom by one atom at a time
The Mystery will restore my rhyme
Literally saturating my DNA
And as I enter into life’s fray
I won’t understand, but I will know
Gladly into the Mystery I go
I won’t understand, but at least I will know
That gladly into the Mystery I go

K. Duane Carter 6-13-09

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Waves and White

Waves and White
I see in this picture a truth from life
Where the sea is the depths of God
And the depths of His glory and love
And when they come so close to this earth
Where they come and join with dirt
A glistening white comes forth
A purity and wonder that is beyond comprehension
Meets in the rocks and the shoals
And the water and the wind
And the picture sends me on my way again
With a heart that knows that in the midst of the turbulence
There is purity and beauty being created
My being, my spirit is satiated
Knowing the depths on my skin
I look and look and look again
And see Him there every time

K. Duane Carter 6-7-09

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Lion Roars
The Ruler of the universe is near

He treads on paws larger than the sun
He is the King and the Glorious One
It is His heart, His heart I seek
He opens up His mouth to speak
And there is just this glorious light
This light that puts my fears to fright
This light that penetrates my soul
This light that says that I am known

By the One who releases it

The Ruler of the universe does roar
His calling makes our spirits soar
He is the King and the Glorious One
His word is brighter than the sun
It is His heart, His heart I seek
And some say He’s lowly, some say He’s meek
But I have seen and heard His roar

And I know that He is God

K. Duane Carter 6-6-09

Thursday, June 4, 2009


I am treading in very unfamiliar waters
No sign or sun or wonder to follow
Only quiet darkened mists and silence that is hollow
To point and show me the way
I stand still, very still
Because I hear the noises calling
Yet I listen for the voice, the voice
The One that makes my heart rejoice
But I only hear the rumblings
Of the deeper tempests tossed
He led me here, He led me here
I said that I would not, I would not fear
Yet I may have spoken quite prematurely
Yet He led me here, He led me here and surely
He will see me through this place
So I may enter into His embrace
And gaze upon His awesome face
And peer into those deep green eyes
The eyes of my Love and my Friend
Within them the joy it never does end
At least so I am told
I have come on this pilgrimage to be so bold
As to find out for myself
I want to know just for myself
If He is all He is said to be
If He is the One Who can set me free
From all of this fear and all of this indifference
And here I stand face to face
With those very things
Surrounding me, speaking to me,
Drawing nearer and nearer
The surroundings are dark and could never be clearer
This is the place for the Springs to arise
This is the place to look into His eyes
I sit and I wait for Him to arrive
And enjoy the sounds of the water beginning to rise

K. Duane Carter 6-4-09