Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Longing for Love

Long did I clutch the bottle, the pill,
Longing, yearning, the empty hole to fill.
Such longing in my heart,
Their lie, a mask playing a part.

I cried, I tried, to abandon their lies,
their hold on me, a noose tied.
Free, free, why can't I be,
Of this hook set deep in me.

Deep darkness, despair, all I see,
Chained down, I want, can't flee.
Death, peaceful death, please cover me,
Earthen grave, my only plea.

Stretched out, damp, cold night,
Pain,  punsihment, I sense is right.
In despair, my head hangs low,
Eyes, tears, capturing a glow.

Hands reach to hold my chains,
Scars, history of cruelty, pain.
Love , compassion, shine from His face,
Shackles, links, shattering-falling, in our embrace.
copyright tg 2-21-2011

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