We Began in Darkness

by Jacqueline Daley

Part I: We Began in Darkness

It all began in darkness
In the beginning the earth was a formless void
Darkness covered the face of the deep
In darkness the Creator God dwell
Thick canopy darkness surrounded God well
Righteousness and justice the foundation for all to tell

From formless darkness God’s creative genius held power
From dark voidness God’s omnipotent power tower
From deep darkness God summon lightness
Darkness birth lightness
Light for the day; dark for the night
Darkness and lightness to dwell together
Both equally good to elevate God’s power, none lower

God formed man from dirt darkness
God formed woman from dark dirt man-ness
Together man and woman flaunt God’s wholeness
Made and created in God’s image and likeness
God’s dark dirt male and female-ness

You see in darkness we originate
To darkness we will finally immigrate
In darkness our seed got planted
In the wombs’ darkness we are fearfully, wonderfully crafted
Perfectly grafted

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