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I'm Free: A Poem

Updated on August 19, 2011
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I am hurting, I am yearning,


For the life You've set before me,


I am looking, back behind me,


To the past that's let me go.



You are seeking, for my fingers,


A hand that's turned so selfishly,


From the heavens You belong to,


To this fragile world that will fade away.



Help me, God, to focus on You,


The One that's wholly set me free,


Instead of these heavy chains that bind me,


Chains that refuse to let me be.


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      5 years ago

      Nice poem.

      Voted up

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, f! You know you're my favorite, right?

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Nice work!

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, WillStarr! :)

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      Christina M. Castro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      hello EBower, Are you hiding in my closet? You have been writing exactly what I have been feeling lately, and it seems you have brought a smile on my face and a tear in my eye. I haven't had a whole lot of time to write on hubs lately because I have been busy adjusting to my new lifestyle(separated from my husband). All I can say is Thank You For sharing your words with me because I truly find myself accepting the healing I am receiving when I read your hubs. I need Jesus more than ever. :) Christina

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Yes, those chains can be heavy and quite the burden. Nice poem.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      CMCastro, I am so glad I could encourage you during this rough time. I pray that Jesus will comfort you with His presence; we all need Him. You have been a blessing to me just by sharing that I have helped you in some small way. I hope you have a beautiful night! :)

      Phil: Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. :)

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      5 years ago

      I just noticed the chain leitmotif again; it occurs twice. I think, including from your comments elsewhere, it must definitely in the metaphorical sense of, for example, the way sin binds a person and hinders reconciliation with the Creator. Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Exactly!

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      vijayanths 5 years ago

      great poem, enjoyed reading it.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, vijayanths. :) Have a great day!

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      Leanne1783 5 years ago from Bradford, United Kingdom

      This is lovely, you have a great talent! I find you very inspirational and can relate to some of your poems.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Leanne1783! Aw; you made me blush. I'm glad you can relate to them in some way. :)

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      Chen 5 years ago

      Hi Ebower :-)

      You write truly wonderful and from your heart.

      Loved it very much voted and rated.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, shai77! I really appreciate your kind words. :) Thanks for voting as well!

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      Kawaljit kaur 5 years ago from JALANDHAR, Punjab (India)

      well written, keep it up

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Kawaljit kaur!

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      5 years ago

      Re. the line: 'this fragile world that will fade away.'

      So true!

      So it's far, far better to concentrate by God's grace on what's enduring and eternal, right? :)

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, everything's temporary except for His kingdom.

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      5 years ago

      Exactly (smile).

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      pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Unlocking those shackles that bind is never is an easy thing.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      That's very true, pennyofheaven. Thanks for commenting!

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