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Topsy-turvy kingdom rules – Surely these were made for fools! Things that Jesus says – though jewels, they Turn things on their head. ‘Work for God’s kingdom night and day – Don’t count the cost!’ we’ve heard Him say. But … Continue reading
Ceaseless whispers hissing in my soul, Voices urging loss of self-control. ‘Hurt, destroy yourself! You don’t belong! These people are too good for you! Be gone!’ Ceaseless whispers sending me away, Away into dark tomb where light of day No … Continue reading
Crashing Smashing Turning Churning Breakers Lifting Shifting Twisting Tossing Shells Smacking Cracking Breaking Shattering Dashing against Each other Caught in the Grasp of the Sea Powerless to Drag themselves Free Then as the Tide turns, the Shells are left Lying … Continue reading
Assailed by words and silence Bewildered by blows undeserved Cowering in confusion Dismissed and discounted, disowned, Emotions condemned as unworthy, Guilt grows and gnaws at the soul. Hungry for hugs and holding, Isolation injures identity. Jealous of siblings preferred, Kicking … Continue reading
The first time was unexpected I thought it was a one-off But now … One after another the burdens come Crowding in Jostling, fighting for attention Each heavier than the last … Everywhere I turn Need Hunger Despair … I … Continue reading
One moment Safe on the shore, Living, laughing, loving – Next moment Engulfed … Old certainties Swept away Familiar landmarks Disappearing beneath This relentless tsunami … Salty water streams Over Under Around Out of me Threatening to choke with Unstoppable … Continue reading