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Driftwood...a poem

Updated on January 26, 2013


So frail and weak is the mind.

Each time temptation haunts

The end result is so predictable.

Wavering thoughts rock back and forth,

Like driftwood in the sea

During an autumn storm.

Once the driftwood washes ashore,

It remains there in the sand lifeless and dead

Decaying with no purpose.

The dampness begins to seep out,

Just as joy and happiness

Disappear at the sound of sad news.

With no moisture to create life,

The pain of the choices made

Leave the soul empty and cold.

But, with outstretched hand,

There is One who can fill souls

With the water of life.

The willing choose to accept His hand,

And the One yields His forgiving power,

Pointing the way toward freedom.

Just as the clouds rain down,

The empty void in the soul is replenished

With delight and bliss.

Even the driftwood takes on life,

As the tide rolls in with its power

And draws it back into the sea.

The feelings of sorrow and grief

Are replaced by tears of joy

And the sun burns away the grey clouds.

Once again temptation is left back on the shore,

And a new uncharted journey takes place

With no dry sand holding it back.

If you are interested in more poetry I have shared in HubPages click here:

The Deception

The Madness

Mountain Dew - a song of love

Standing at the Crossroads...a poem

Thoughts on Kony


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    • Steve Schroeder profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Schroeder 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for taking the time to read, Denise, looking forward to reading your work as well.

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      I enjoyed your poem. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    • Steve Schroeder profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Schroeder 

      7 years ago

      thanks, Stan, and thank you for taking the time to reading. It means a lot to me!

    • Steve Schroeder profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Schroeder 

      7 years ago

      JinnyMarte, thanks for reading! I really appreciate your comments and look forward to reading your work, too!

    • Stan Fletcher profile image

      Stan Fletcher 

      7 years ago from Nashville, TN

      This is REALLY good dude. Loved it. Rated up and awesome.

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      7 years ago

      I am so glad to be the first to post a comment on your poetry...I was so amazed to read a young man who writes about the saving power of the freedom God puts in our hearts when we open ourselves to Him...Beautiful and so comforting...loved the way you worked your way through verses and ended in the joyful description of the blissful feeling there is after the pain is gone...I'm glad to be following your work! Thank you for a beautiful voyage...


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