Peace like a river.
Exhaustion like a smothering blanket
Yet there is escape,
There is freedom.
No longer weighed down
By the chains that bound me.
Inexplicable relief & joy,
Stepping out of the shadows
Of the person that I used to be.
God, You are good.
Thank you for your healing work,
Yet here in the moment.
Though the doubt tried to divert me
From Your Truth, it hasn’t succeeded.
Even when it tries again to tie me down
I say, “No! Enough is enough!
Unafraid now to stand up to the lies.
They fall like tin soldiers,
Rat-tat-tatting to the ground.
There is space,
A place again to breathe.
No more critical inner voice to pull me down.
Freedom. Peace. Time to be ME.
No more put downs
Just a stronger inner voice
That speaks in a calm, clear voice :
“No more, no more punishment.
Peace on Earth, mercy mild.”
The Good News brought to us by the Jesus Child.
So many years trying to fathom it all out
Yet there it is before me,
Within my reach,
Mysterious yet profound.
Copyright © AT Kelly 2020
I just wanted to end the year by sending you my new poem , partly on a Christmas theme. It’s been such an odd year, no one could have predicted what was to come.
But I’d like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas, whatever that looks like for you. I pray you’ll be able to take the day as it comes and remember the good things, no matter how small and simple they are.
I look forward to greeting you again in the New Year, and just wanted to make you aware that I’ll be running an online Winter Wellness workshop on Thursday 21 January in the evening. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. More details to follow…