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Out of the Shadows
by Vicky M Semones

Monday, October 01, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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In remembrance of my soul kitty, Shiloh. From "Trembling at the Threshold - Encountering the Divine in Daily Life"



I kept You at a distance,

thinking You were the defended one;

I approached with superficial affection,

ready to recoil if You seemed unresponsive.

 

Fear crackled through my being

like an electric charge.

I could not move toward You,

yet, You waited - just out of reach. 

 

I shivered in the shadows of my own anguish,

unable to see;

Encased in a shroud of my own making,

my soul hungered for Your light.

 

Bent and aching from the strain

of my poseur’s stance, I yearned for relief,

and in an instant of surrender,

I fell into You.

 

You met me there:  

moving softly to my side,

purring calmly,

while I trembled at the threshold.

 

Amazed at the ease of Your presence,

I found comfort,

and quietly rejoice

at Your compassion and gentleness.

 

I realize You were there in my sorrow,

waiting for me to open;

There in my wound,

healing me with Your quiet, constant love.

 

© Vicky M. Semones

 

 


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Reviewed by Linda Hill 1/12/2013
Vicky,

You are a very talented poet, enjoy your work!

Blessings,
Linda+
Reviewed by pat medlin 10/2/2012
it's amazing isn't it vicky...when we realize He never leaves us...simply waits for us to step forward in faith into the miracle of His 'healing constant love'

i love the beautiful weaving of your words...so glad i stumbled on your work.

i have a little arab mare that i named 'shiloh'...peaceful one...simple because she was anything BUT that during our first few years :)
Reviewed by D. Vaineo 10/1/2012
Cats can be mysterious at times. They want to be loved as much as you wish to be loved...Beautiful,Vicky.

Deborah
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