On the surface,
Confidently moving forward.
A life of purpose and direction.
A little deeper,
Smiles freely given.
Laughter and encouragement flow.
Struggling to add one more ball.
Stress and exhaustion bleeding through.
Struggling to let go of hurt.
Anger and pain suppressed.
Confusion bounces around.
Right and wrong argue.
Deeper once more,
The torment of emotions burn.
Fear and furry pushing through.
Good is never good enough.
Guilt and darkness all consuming.
Dare to go deeper,
Self hatred and disappointment take grip.
Strength, Peace, Juggling, Frustration, Tension, Confusion, Fire, Shame, Loathing, and Darkness.
All blotting out the Son Of Hope.
Tears of hopeless dreams tear at the soul.
Looking up from the void.
A small glint of Light.
Trust in Him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.