Seeking Peace

The weight of my sins
on my shoulders were heavy,
As I crossed expressways
and many country roads.
I tried to keep a straight line,
as my pace went steady.

All the while
stepping on hot deviled ground,
and swimming in hot lava.
My feet drained of moisture
and my mouth so dry
that even pain had no sound.

A tiny brook I crossed
hoping the water would ease
my internal suffering.
But within the flow
were giantt sized toads
watching and just lingering.

Every living beautiful flower
that I touched along the way
wilted and lost it virgin pedals,
And as they fell to the ground
I felt the tension
that each one was forever bound.

My guilt seen through these eyes
and knowing that they never had a chance
to live another glorious day.
And my ears listened heavenly
to golden words that made music
with sounds only to loose their way.

The weight of my sins
would not leave me just yet
as I tossed in misery.
My mind gazed
into the unknow future
of despair and it’s mystery.

I lifted a blade of grass
as I pulled it from it’s roots
and the life within was stable.
Death had not penetrated
it’s inner core of living tissue
giving me hope that I would be able.

Another step taken
and a thorny brush
made it’s marking on my skin.
I wiped the flow of blood
off with my baren hand,
and I felt the pain of every sin.

I then came across
a river stained in ink of red
and flowing down stream.
So I swifly placed
my wounded hand in
and my mind began to dream.

When my eyes awoke
I could see clearly
all the things in my path.
Then suddenly I was lifted
above the sea leveled ground
and my clean heart felt no wrath.

Copyright © 2008 Oscarelizondo

Seeking Peace


Harlingen, United States

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A sinful mind carries so much weight that it doesn’t know where to run. It finds peace in a place and time that brings an end to all that pain.

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