Photo by Dr Abe V Rotor, Manresa Retreat House, Banaue St., QC , Sony Cybershot 1080 7.2 mega pixels
In retreat I'm prisoner in strife,
To stay here and pray,
Sans freedom lost for cloistered life,
To God to take me away.
The shadow of faith in prison bars,
The holy cross I adore;
There's no escape now but the stars,
To gaze and nothing more.
Time longs for the pendulum to stop,
Or hasten for pain to flee;
But I'm obedient to some mountain top,
Where I'm promised to be. ~