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Behind the eyes of a castaway

Lies the heart of a seafaring maid

Born for the great wide open

Shipwrecked in fear and shame

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Her heart dreams of sun dancing on water

Like before, when she was sure and brave

Now, buried in regret and sorrow

That speaks down to her hope in this fray

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Tempted to give up the ‘morrow

While she struggles here in the today

Her past weaving tales of her ruin

Her failure, a foe that berates

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She looks longingly out over the water

Her hair flailing wild in the breeze

Reminded of home and all that she’s lost

Her quest now, her soul and her peace

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For time, it stands still in the midst of her grief

As weeping endures in the dreamer

Shadows become her companions

As they dance by the fire that keeps her

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Fragile smile as her eyes look away

To the hope where her rescue awaits

The letting go, she’s sure to obtain

As she awakes to remember her fate

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See this crucible has a great purpose

It seasons her heart in its wake

She’ll rise up one day out of ashes

In unshakable, resolute faith

1 Peter 5:10

“But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.”

3 responses to “CASTAWAY”

  1. After reading this poem and really meditating on the words, as well as, reflecting on my life thus far; I find that God has done for me exactly what was said in 1st Peter. My wounds are healed over and the sorrows, guilt, and fear is gone. God has settled me! For the first time in my life regardless of what trials may come I KNOW and HAVE NO DOUBT that I AM BEAUTIFULLY and WONDERFULLY made! You really dug deep within when writing this one. Your soul is so beautiful!!!

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