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Like so many other "normal" days, today is a day of contrasts....
Ups and Downs...
Hills and Valleys...
Stress and Relaxation...
Cycles within Cycles...
On an afternoon full of shattered dreams,
she wanders silently across the sand.
Abandoning her children for a time
to another who can survive the pain.
Thank God he is there.
The wind whispers gently,
blowing sadness from her shoulders.
Her hair flows from her neck,
the heat cools from her skin,
and tears fall from her heart,
as she cries.
Her heart, engulfed with pain, is brittle.
Fragile, her sanity hovers precariously.
Suspended in time,
afraid to step into the room,
she has become delicate and bowed
under the weight of love.
Serenity�s fingers brush waves against her feet
seeking to stroke softness back into her soul.
In need of mending by someone who cares,
angels caress persistently
until she feels needed once more.
Clouds drift in heaven�s canopy,
dispensing forgiveness with beauty.
Slowly her load seems to lighten,
her ability to smile returns,
and she is able to go home
Her children - Her tormentors
Her treasures - Her despair
She loves them - They are afraid
She yearns to hold them close to her heart,
knowing that they will pull away,
still she will remain to try again.
She collapses in his arms,
grateful that he remains by her side.
Clinging to his love, she manages to stay afloat.
Taking comfort from his embrace,
she dreams of a time they can believe in peace.
And she sleeps, sheltered, within his arms�
At times I feel imprisoned by the challenge of my world
And am caught in the intensity of living
My children push and pull me, and I cannot take a step
Toward the peaceful coexistence that awaits me
Sometimes I feel I�m shackled, weighted down beneath their pain
Caught within distorted pictures they have formed
Of this world, of safety, of love, of aching grief
My heart and eyes clench trying to escape
When I take the time to stop, and to relax
And take the time to breathe, and not look back
When I take time to look up, and time to see
And open up my eyes to what can be
Then I realize his freedom can be mine
If I stop to pray and ask him one more time
He sits within his heaven, leaning down to lend a hand
Shining light to find my way ... into a safer land
I am not alone, I have never been
He is here with me, beside me, �till the end
He will hold my hand, and guide my feet
And pick me up, and carry me
His light has drawn a path to sanity,
He waits for me to turn my eyes toward him
I can lead my children, �till they see in me
That his peace is unconditional, and free
And from within
Absolved from sin
We all can win
His gaze glows pure, and soft, and warm
His love flows deep, and swift, and strong
He offers comfort for us all�
Enough to fill the ocean
I can set my feet upon his path,
Ankle deep in rushing seas
And walk, confident that he will hold me safe
He�ll watch above with utter love
Until the day has come for me
To join him on his soft, and sandy beaches