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Follow Your Heart

Life can be rough.
It can make you want to say,
“Enough is enough! I quit!”

You throw up your hands
In dismay,
Not wanting to go through one more day,

Or minute or hour.
But life demands that you keep moving,
Whether you feel motivated or not.

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The trials are turbulent.
The road is rocky.
Yet you know you must continue,

Despite your mind screaming
At you
That it’s time to quit.

This is the key:
Your mind is not your master.
Your heart discerns your personal truth.

Deep down you know
The right thing to do
Is to persevere;

So continue your fight
Until the sun of destiny
Shines on the horizon;

The explanation of all things difficult
Becoming a path of purpose
To Heaven’s door.

-Diamante Lavendar

Crying For A Savior

The pain you caused
Has left permanent scars
Like armies of demons
In my brain.

I am stilled by agony
In unguarded moments
Like razor blade cuts
Across my heart.

It’s been years
But somehow
Your deathly grip
Still holds me fast;

I crawl
Like a wounded animal
Through the dust and debris
Of the past

Crying for a Savior.

How is it
That after thirty seven years
You still reach me
From the coldness of your grave?

Groping and grasping,
Ripping my flesh off in layers,
Stabbing your evil
Through my heart and soul?

Will I ever be free
To live as I dream of living
Or will I forever be
Your prisoner of anguish and shame?

I deserve to be happy
I dream of it every day
But somehow your memory
Always succeeds

At burying me with you in a Hell you so adeptly created for both of us.

 

Life’s Meaning

 

I have felt pressure,
I have known pain;

The darkening sun,
The advancement of rain;

Meaning of Life

 

The drops of doubt,
The sting of fear;

The awful regrets,
The loss of ones dear;

And I have wondered,
The reasons why;

The pangs of pain sting,
And the woes of hearts cry;

But then I remembered,
The awakening within;

The dawning of love,
The forgiveness of sin;

And I came to accept,
And to understand;

That all of our days,
Are held in God’s hands;

The good and the bad,
The struggles, the strife;

Are all building blocks,
A composite of life;

For it is the passions,
The pains, the chagrin;

That have made me seek light,
To find hope once again!

Take Time To Know Me

I am here, child;
Take time to know Me;

All of creation
Exists to behold Me;

My essence is found
In the beauty of spring;

I sprinkled the dust
On the butterflies’ wings;

I painted the skies
With brushstrokes of blue;

I did this for Me
And I did this for you;

I made the grass green
Under your feet;

I blessed you with children,
Their kisses so sweet;

I sprinkled stars
In the darkness of night;

So you would not fear,
You would still see My light;

I admire your beauty
As you mature and grow;

There’s so much I wish for you,
Want you to know;

Be still; hear My whisper
In the soft, blowing breeze;

“I love you, my precious child;
Take time to know Me.”

-Diamante Lavendar