Into The Fire
Author: Luke Christopher
Fear grips me.
Will I let it take me this time?
It cannot have me.
I’m stronger than it.
I look around me and see people who need me.
Their eyes say, “Help us… We turn to you”.
I remember when I was the one who allayed their fears.
The one who made their problems go away.
I look to God, and cry.
“Give me back my strength!”
Give me back my soul.
I abused it when I had it.
I feared nothing.
All I cared about was them.
Now the look to me with pleading eyes.
I look away… Ashamed of my lack of strength.
Will I let them down?
Can I live with myself if I do?
My hands tremble.
My spirit tries to run.
I look back at them.
I love them.
No, fear cannot have me this time. I take a deep breath...
And step into the fire.
Comments on this poem/writing:
|Terrie* (126.96.36.199) -- Friday, May 20 2005, 12:14 pm|
i understand your words, so many loved ones look to me for help ,not much i cain offer, except my love.and the guidance i look for in a higher source as he has never let me down , for them i am and become strong ,for myself i am helpless and weak. often i wonder if i will let someone down if my mission is not done and complete.thanx for this read.
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