ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

I'm Free: A Poem

Updated on August 19, 2011
Source


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.


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

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

    • pennyofheaven profile image

      pennyofheaven 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

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

    • profile image

      6 years ago

      Exactly (smile).

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, everything's temporary except for His kingdom.

    • profile image

      6 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.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Kawaljit kaur!

    • Kawaljit kaur profile image

      Kawaljit kaur 

      6 years ago from JALANDHAR, Punjab (India)

      well written, keep it up

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

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

    • shai77 profile image

      Chen 

      6 years ago

      Hi Ebower :-)

      You write truly wonderful and from your heart.

      Loved it very much voted and rated.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

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

    • Leanne1783 profile image

      Leanne1783 

      6 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!

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, vijayanths. :) Have a great day!

    • profile image

      vijayanths 

      6 years ago

      great poem, enjoyed reading it.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Exactly!

    • profile image

      6 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.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      6 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. :)

    • Phil Plasma profile image

      Phil Plasma 

      6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

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

    • CMCastro profile image

      Christina M. Castro 

      6 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

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, WillStarr! :)

    • WillStarr profile image

      WillStarr 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Nice work!

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

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

    • profile image

      6 years ago

      Nice poem.

      Voted up

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)