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Sample – Eighteen – from Redemption Songs by Mark Laurent
Here’s a sample poem from Mark Laurent’s Redemption Songs.
The book is available in print and in 3 eBook formats – see below for links.
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Eighteen Your love, Lord, makes me strong I’ve needed safety and you’ve been my shelter when I’ve had to fight you’ve stood beside me
In the past I’ve played some deadly games got mixed up in all sorts of unhealthy schemes I was my own worst enemy much of the time
I finally cried out for help and you heard me and your answer shook my tree to its roots everything I held dear was consumed by the fire that accompanies you wherever you go
You covered me with darkness – a cloud of unknowing restless winds howled through every crack till I was broken, defenceless, and couldn’t even pray naked and exposed, and ready to be saved
When at last I stared into the dry-bottomed pit of myself and the enemy within could no longer hide his face that’s when you reached me that’s when you showed me your love
Lord, you’ve scrubbed me clean – made me well I’ll not turn my back as I did before you lit a fire in me that eats away darkness
Now I’m ready to take on the night run up the hilltop and stand there meet that old enemy of mine out in the open blow him away with the words you gave me sing out your name – ‘Save! Save!’