Monday, January 19, 2009

Helplessness is contagious

How long can a spirit hold on
With its body broken
With its humanity stolen
How long before the spirit longs to depart
To escape to grace
To return to that place of dignity
Life in a body that's a cage
Where every day is a page of rage
Banging its head to be free of the humiliation
Every single day is degradation
But how long can this continue
Before the spirit wails for freedom
Back to the days of strength and beauty
Where is God's famous mercy
The spirit is tired, scratched, and bleeding
And bound in chains of thorns with no roses
It pushes and shoves
"SET ME FREE!" it roars
But no answer comes yet
"ANSWER ME!" it shrieks
With rage now sorrow
A whimper brings tomorrow.

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