Not About Angels

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“That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt.”

Yes, pain demands to be felt
An inferno arising from within
Refuses to be ignored
No point in placation

I have learned to let tears fall
Wherever they may
And I will feel no shame
In my submission
I give myself over to the tidal wave

Total surrender
As up up up…I’m carried
Then, reaching the crest, I’m pushed
Not over, but back
To fall and crash

Churned with the rocks and shells
I become smooth
Refinement in the fire
I’m gold
Made new from the old

And from below calm waters
I see the brilliant dawn
Violently
I break the surface
Breathing life in sobbing gulps

Astonishment! As golden wings unfurl
And I begin to rise
The watchers wait to see
An angel come to life.

-LM Jones
(Quote: The Fault in Our Stars)

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The Loudness of Silence

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When I find myself
In the midst of your silence
And my soul screams for reply
I will not feel abandoned
But remember the words
You’ve already spoken
Over my life.
In the barren places
Inside these dry bones
I will choose praise
I’ll sing of your mercies…
And rest in your grace
Just as the breath of your words
Caused the earth to unfurl
I will speak of your promises
And create my own worlds.
-LM Jones

Writer’s Block?

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Is the true test
Of a writer
In the midst
Of Barren thoughts?

Shall I press onward?
Produce lines?
Or will I simmer
And create something real?

I choose to wait
Only…
Let the fire and the thunder
Linger not far from me

Am I doomed to be
Living dust?
Empty?
Return! Chaos and spark!

I beg you…
Words
Flow true again
Vital, like blood and breath
-LM Jones