Time traveling on memories’ wings fluttering hopelessly,
Barricaded by natural forces that revoked
Lifetime covenants—mere vanishing reflections of
Abandoned images and decomposed promises.
Stumbled confounded, then fell, uncatchable, through
Angelic safety nets to unwanted, unspeakable torment:
Absolute hellish existence, an inconceivably perpetrated
Deceptive maze of unsuspected spousal machinations.
Handicapped, left to regurgitate distasteful, brutal facts.
Ephemeral flashbacks replay rejection, degradation,
Shame: unalterable dissolved quarter century plus union
Decimated by camouflaged “real” love; merely greed and lust.
Innocent and guilty lives fell in infidelity’s devastating wake.
Adultery initiated far-reaching, never-ceasing domino effect,
Long after renewed severed ties detached again and again;
The mind’s regenerated prickly strongholds flap memories’
Wings just to agitate well-embedded anguish, grief
Still, the Lord is faithful, providing an escape from broken life….
~ from True Devotion: A Poetic View Of The Consuming Fire Of Total Praise, Worship, And Obedience; 2006, edited 2014
For I will restore health to you,
and your wounds I will heal,
declares the Lord,
because they have called you an outcast:
‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’ ~ Jeremiah 30:17, ESV
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. ~ 1 Peter 5:10, ESV