The Healing Path
By Kathryn Taylor
Sometimes in desperation
I grasp for anything
That comes across my path
To ease my suffering...
I just long for things to change~
I don’t care if right or wrong~
I can’t stand where I am at~
I can’t stand to not belong...
I convince myself I’m right
And believe that it’s OK,
Trudging down unknown paths
Just to get my way...
I surround myself with others
Who agree with what I do,
Squelching that still small voice,
Blinding me from the truth...
Further and further I stray,
‘til nothing’s familiar around~
I know I’ve become so lost
That I may never be found...
I should have just stayed home
And clung to the cross of grace-
I should have trusted my savior
‘Stead of running from the race~
I should have embraced His Word...
I should have felt the pain...
I should have stayed in the fire
And waited for the rain...
But, instead I must fight the fight,
As well as find a way home,
I now carry twice the burden
And will harvest the seeds sown...
The world has so much to offer
With answers too good to be true
But, often they lead us astray
With nothing to hang on to...
So, when you find yourself in peril,
It may not be meant to be
A quick and easy out,
Or a path that you can see...
For me, I should have listened
To the truth that never fails,
Instead of the world’s solutions,
Which in comparison... pales-
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