Thursday, September 21, 2006 last

the spiral
into the space
where we hope never to go

we see others there
we pray
we hold out our hands
and pull them out

we help them stay away from the edge
we don't go too close
for we may fall into the abyss

but when no one's looking
we stray
we slip
we slide
we spiral downward
into the space
where we hoped never to go

because we've lost our focus
we don't see the helping hand
we see the abyss
and it calls to us
to fall
to spiral
into the space
where we hoped never to go

at last we get the strength
to reach for help
to search for a way
up out of the space
where we hoped never to go

we take the hand that's offered
we clamor
we struggle
we climb
we somehow allow ourselves
to be helped


up out of the space

where we hoped never to go


dawnaj1958 said...

Did you author this? Take my hand, friend. I am weak, but God will be our strength. I know the feeling, the spiral, the struggle. Hold tight. "Cause when you're hanging by a thread still you can climb life's mountains. When the cliffs are rough and jagged, you can cope. If you should slip and reach ropes' end you'll find the hem of His garment. So don't let go of that last thread of hope." (sung by Sherry Easter)

Becky said...

i just love this- bring to work material. thank you!!!

byHisgracealone said...

God has been my strength when i have felt as though i was holding on to the very last thread...beautiful words written here....


Deb said...

yes Dawna, I authored this.

...just where I was - in the moment...

...knowing that God is my strength when I'm weak.

Birmingham Girl said...

I love this, I can really feel the words you wrote. Everyone has felt the edge and the spiral, and then that hand reaches out and pulls us back up. Powerful writing sister girlfriend.

KayMac said...

Tell me, are you musical? A triple threat? You are artistic, poetic...thanks for sharing. I love visiting your blog to see what creative talents you will show next.

The Curmudgeon's Rant said...

Wonderful poem!

Tom Harry said...

you drew these? wowwwwwww.

the ice cream in cone is a showstopper. :D

Miskaj said...

Really nice site! Also loved the drawings! There are a lot of Christians who "fret and worry" over every little thing and to do so is also known as DOUBT and to be in doubt is not to have the faith that GOD gave unto us so therefore it is SIN! Wow! What a grabber huh!? Yes, GOD says that we are "full of seed". Pregnant is the word HE used for us. All we have to do is allow HIS word to come forth in us and we bring forth HIS children in us (HIS FRUITS) and we become more like HIM in all we do and say! Hope you come visit my site and BLOG and may you be blessed in HIS love, Katie

Tonya said...

This is beautiful... Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This was a part of who I was a week or so ago...thankfully God is always there. Beautifu poem!