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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Soul (07/13/06)

TITLE: Memories
By Graycee Bishop
07/18/06


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Memories
Give my soul rest, God.
Enough; workers of iniquity, I can only bear so much.
My heart can not carry this, God, take it from me, the memories, the pain, the brokeness I cannot bear God.
Rest is what I seek, where can I find it? For it is not in my heart.
At night I lay awake, unable to sleep, night after night, my soul is troubled with memories, thoughts that I can not rid myself of.
Tears that I cry only hurt my eyes, they do not drown away memories.
If tears were memories, I would have cried them all away by now. Alas, they are not.
When my body forces sleep upon me, it does not come peacefully. Sleep. Dreams. Nightmares. Pain. Heartache. Then I awake, tears come. I weep, flooding my pillow with my bitter tears.
Oh God, I cry out in desperation. I wait. Nothing. I cry out again, Oh God, hear my cry, heal me! Warmth. Love. Comfort. I feel peace. I find rest, I sleep. I dream. I dream of love, I see heaven. I feel a hand, then another, holding my heart, rocking it back to sleep, Peacefully.


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Jan Ackerson 07/20/06
Very beautiful transformation from pain and heartache to peace.
Edy T Johnson 07/22/06
I agree with Jan. This also reminds me of the Psalms and of personal experience, when it seems impossible to shake those painful memories. The only place to bring them is to the foot of the cross, while we wait for the resurrection!
Phyllis Inniss 07/26/06
From heartache and bitter memories. Short and to the point. Well done.