This is Michelle, like always. I thought to start posting some of my promised writing with the following spoken word poem that I wrote last semester after a spoken word concert at my university. So, without further ado, here it is! It is long, but please bear with me and let me know what you think. Thanks!
I wake up in chains, surrounded again
But then I remember they have been broken
And I can get up and walk away free
Like the chains of my pain and shame never hurt me
No, like they never ever even bound me.
I can walk into the light and live my life freely
Safe from the bondage and pain of spiritual slavery
To sin and death that once preoccupied and consumed me.
I no longer have to live my life for myself
For I found the Way, the Truth and the Life.
All else leads to the darkened, sinister gates of Hell
Where nothing will ever be able to live to tell
Of the testimony of our God, nor that all is well
For He made a way that many did not take
And still do not choose until it is too late.
God help us all, then, since we do it every day
Thank God, there is salvation with which we can come face to face
And we can get off the path to Hell once our lives are forever changed.
By the fortuitous grace of God, then, have we all been blessed
With the grace and mercy of His holy, merciful, Wonderful Presence.
Indeed, nothing is required that we be saved except that we accept
The free gift that is salvation in the merciful death and resurrection
Of our Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, who saved us from sin in His love
When death was our debt to pay, to be expected for the reason
That we sin every day, God turns His face, and we ought to receive punishment
But the Father made a way through His Son indeed that all we need is to repent
For He came to forgive and give life to the full, yea, indeed, it is to the fullest.
So also go your way in Him, don’t look back, don’t hold on to your past
Because there is so much more that you have to live for than that.
You are loved, are worth more than you know, and have more to show
Than you may ever realize, but be assured that God surely knows
And He will never, ever fail to show you His love or let you go!
Indeed, you are forever His, as you always have been, just so you know
For you are His beloved creation, His treasured possession, His prize,
So find the love and worth you always sought for your life in His eyes
Then accept His free gift salvation and go life a free, forgiven life!!