Lashing out; haphazardly crashing violently against many sin urchins under these moonless skies
buoyed by those previously sunk or sadly sinking amidst a turbulent sea of restless humanity
salty seaweed I swallowed
often substance until I’d eventually drown; sometimes praying: “just let me die!” as the cries and moans of my generational peers drone mournfully on and on
relentless groans crippling sanity with blinding fear
stilled; did not swim.
Thus I landed a crumpled soul after being washed ashore by hateful waves that pummeled my body black, blue and sore.
No longer young and bold, though…
did not conceive I’d begun to abhor
a dark terrifying demon sowed doubts cast about existence
and “why’s” thought senseless;
the “uneducated” adore.
But crawling along the sands, in time I wafted after
a wift of smoke, since of a craving for living the scent bespoke.
An ember did embed, indeed lodged
in my aching/bleeding member.
A message did hit; a spark then lit an elucidating light for me always to cherish;
since heard His Word
inscribed promises that stirred,
did not choke hope, as joy is abundantly preferred.
Yes, a flame ignited my frame: Eternal Life on a paradisiac earth prophetically proclaimed. No more wickedness the humble to harass.
Adamic death to be devoured.
The now courageous empowered; no longer cowering from various callous slave owners who thrashed them relentless.
Thus, beneath a brilliant Son’s gaze, as life-inducing rays, I grew to be a rose, despite my thorns, to bloom among a bouquet of variant colored obedient righteously inclined ones.
Nevermore… to wearily wilt, then eventually wane
subsequently, even eternally . . . perish.
“For look! darkness will cover the earth
And thick gloom the nations;
But on you Jehovah will shine,
And on you his glory will be seen.” Isaiah 60:2.
Eccl. 1:4; Psalm 37:9-11, 29; 2 Peter 3:13; Rev. 21:3, 4