Reflections Of The Soul
upon the soul,
Like tidal waves strong and cold,
Bring to life deep hidden thoughts,
Actions from youthful times rout.
Memories buried seems like eons ago,
Surface once more, refuse to let go.
Each remembrance brings dread and fear,
Detested actions by those ever so near.
My life was not one to love and treasure,
Daily faced with sadness and terror,
Words of forgiveness sometimes spoken,
Wrapped in self-interest, but my spirit's
Like birds by the sea; frantically racing,
I dodged an ominous presence, quickly pacing,
Praying balefulness would not follow my path,
Just one day's safety, free from wrath.
Heartbeats thunderous, hard and strong,
Knowing such actions to be evil and wrong,
Hiding like a felon in the darkest of night,
I pray for freedom, escape from this plight.
Lord let your hand touch this child's fearful
Break the bondage forcing me to such a part,
Let me fly like the birds with wings widely
Sparing me please-from this awful dread.
Reflections haunt; not bring joy of days gone
Heart heavy memories bring an anguished cry,
Yet I am here walking the sodden shore,
God gave me freedom, He opened the door.
He lifted me above the hurt and harm,
Comforted me in His loving arms,
Stood my feet on solid ground,
His presence is forever around.
Memories bring back tears of sadness,
God replaced with tears of gladness,
Freed from the horrors of the past,
I have found eternal love at last.
25 March 2006