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