Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gleaming Light--By Kevin Bates--United States

Gleaming Light

Slipping away fast,
no matter the time

His gleaming light,
guides many lost souls.

God’s grace seems to
welcome us home.

Kevin Bates is an avid reader. You will find him reading everyday books of non-fiction or poetry online. He loves family, sports, reading and writing poetry. He has one handsome son and grandson. He hopes to one day be published, bring a smile, and help many through his poetry. He lives outside Houston, Texas and can find him reading or writing right now.


  1. Hello, Kevin, I like your words which remind us that inevitably we shall all pass onto the next world. We all have choices and the biggest and most important choice is to receive and welcome His grace.............. I love the brevity and strength of your poem, too, which, to me is fantastic and powerful and would surely have been reduced had it been much longer. Very creative! Sheri

  2. Kevin, this short intense poem certainly speaks to my soul. I find it apropos for both sides of the veil. Matt. 7:7-8, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that aseeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." Through His grace we have access to home (peace) any time. Thank you for a well thought out poem. I really liked it. keep sharing.

    1. Lot said in a few words Kevin, thanks for this guiding light.

  3. Hi Kevin. God's grace is truly sufficient and He go graciously gives it to us. Nice way to put a smile on my face with a poem like this. Thank you and if you don't mind, I'd like to ask you to consider submitting some poetry to the poetry publication the good Lord blessed me to create in His glory and honor, entitled Creative Inspirations. More information can be viewed at the To God be the Glory! Publications website (link below), or you can get the mailing address from Karen. Thank you and continued success!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  4. Thank you, Carolyn Devonshire, for the following comment--

    Hi Kevin,

    Even in the darkest hours, we can be assured God's light is leading us in the right direction. Your words are thought-provoking, even haunting. Beautifully written!

    Best wishes, Carolyn Devonshire

  5. Hie Calvin, GOD is indeed light to lead. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Short, sweet and so full of truth. A joy to read you Kevin...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  7. Kevin, thank you for sharing with us this beauty. We seek God`s Gleaming Light every day to overcome and avoid pitfalls.