Caged

#Challenge Friday – Caged

 

Beat down and trained

You no longer had to force me
into your unforgiving cage

You trapped me intellectually
and fed my hungry trusting heart

I let you peek inside of my soul
you merged with my mind, then tore it apart

I wasn’t everything you needed

and so the starving began

As I was slowly backed up into a corner

not allowed to acknowledge or take a stand

You let your ravenous pet draw blood
and tear my loyal skin to shreds

Never defending or protecting

Only writing me off

as if I were dead

 

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Unearthed

You find a human femur in your garden…

#Challenge Friday – Unearthed

 

I knew the very second I grabbed hold of the jagged femur, unearthed and splintered by mud-caked tines on my tiller, I had disturbed an ancient Indian burial ground.

A tyrant rogue wind swirled around like a razored bullwhip, knocking the breath right out of my lungs.

Ungodly cries of a thousand wrathful warriors seeking retribution rose up, as did their seemingly resurrected bodies in the nearby fields.

As the raging natives surrounded me, I became petrified as if I were absolutely frozen in some primordial tribal dimension.

Then the sea of onyx hair and painted faces parted, and made a way for the majestic chief who now stood before me, alongside a regal white buffalo.

Tears flowed down my cheeks as the old one reached out with his brown leathered bony fingers and then curiously examined the salty drops that fell from my frightened innocent eyes.

He nodded his head in understanding, and as eyes full of pain, grace, and wisdom stared into my soul, he took the yellowed ivory bone from my grasp.

I fell to my knees on the hard sod, and as I watched the mighty spirits dissipate, I heard a chorus of harmonious voices chanting beneath the wind.

 

 

Subdued

In the distance, a rusty sledge hammer falls in unison

with the incessant pounding of my skull

penetrating my brain like a criminal

wearing my thoughts just like a glove

 

I am still conscious

although weary

as I catch a fleeting glimpse

of the sinking tangerine sun

 

And your voice…so close and velvet in echo

is the only thing that keeps me from coming undone

 

 

 

 

Horror Free Write

A friend of mine posted on fbook:
“What is it about the woods that screams Horror at night?”
Here is the little free write I did…

Is it the fear of the murky unknown,
as you gaze into the pitch black abyss?

Not knowing what looks back at you,
or could be surrounding you in the mist.

Listen to the blood-curdling silence,
every snap of a branch,
becomes a new battle of sheer will…

The primal instinct of fight or flight,
is now just your body and time,
frozen perfectly still.

We love the dark night game of terror.
The “what if’s” of our imagination and
a sudden rush of adrenaline we can feel…

I think the unique scenarios we play out
from the deepest recesses of our mind….
Is what ends up giving us the biggest thrill!

Woman (or Man) of God Confession

I am a woman/man whose purpose is to glorify God; therefore I choose to manage all of my affairs with honesty and integrity.

Because honesty and integrity pleases God, It positions me for God’s best in life.

I am a woman/man of vision and faith; therefore, I boldly pursue God’s best without compromise.

When the Spirit of God convicts me of my faults and shortcomings, I choose to submit to the Word and overcome every challenge by faith and prayer.

 

I will live my life so that others may know the faithfulness of God through my lifestyle.

I choose to act responsibly in all situations.

I owe it to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who saved me and instructs me in righteousness.

I owe it to my generation who needs my example.

I owe it to myself, because I am a woman/man.

15 Freedom Truths

God knows my heart. There are always two truths. What man, the world or circumstances say or what God says. Choose to believe God because any and all circumstances within this world are temporary. When you begin to see yourself from God’s perspective, the opinions and judgments of others won’t offend you. You are who God says you are…a precious child made with gifts, talents and the ability to give to others out of love. We were created for his divine purpose and will. He gives us all a mind and choices to make everyday. He gives us curiosity and an inquisitive heart. We have the right to ask questions when we want to know the truth or feel uncomfortable in a situation. That is not control or jealousy. It is asking for honesty and to reveal what is hidden or not clear, for peace of mind.

 

15 Freedom Truths

 

I am a New Creature, predestined for greatness

 

I am a Child of God, fully accepted by the Father

 

I am loved by God regardless of how I perform

 

I am forgiven and will not be tormented by my past errors

 

I am an over comer and faith is changing my circumstances

 

I am a giver and God is causing people to help me prosper

 

I have authority over the devil and no demon power can hurt me

 

Abundance is God’s will for me and I will not settle for less

 

I am healed and sickness will not lord over my body

 

God is on my side; I will not fear

 

The Holy Spirit is my helper, I’m never alone, and I have the peace of God

 

I am blessed and it is just a matter of time before things change. What I see now is only temporary

 

I have the wisdom of God; I hear the Father’s voice; my steps are ordered by God and the voice of a stranger I will not follow

 

I am set in the body of Christ and I know that I am valuable and important to the work of God

 

I choose not to be offended. I am being delivered out of all afflictions and persecutions