Monday, November 1, 2010

Dark shadow

How do you describe a feeling that leaves you numb and void?
A great hole of nothing,
That overwhelmingly becomes a canyon.
Assaulted by a dark predator,
Hiding in the shadows,
Waiting until I am distracted enough to not notice his subtle following and attachment.
I recognise the signs earlier now,
But it still doesn't help me kick this unwanted stranger back to where he came from.

I wish I could say I am stronger this time,
But the pain of disappointment, that this has happened again, strikes me hard.
What I do know is that I have a friend,
Who with His strength I will conquer this time.
I know I am held in His hand and am comforted by His words.

This time the darkness will not own me.
It will not play Russian roulette with my life.
I will learn to defeat you, dark unpleasant shadow,
Because even though you may take my emotions and my enjoyment for life,
You will never take my spirit.

I know even when I can't feel,
That there is someone who loved me enough to die for me.
And because of this I know I will have the life I dream of.

I know that I am loved.
I know that I am precious.
I know that I am worthy.

This time you will not fool me with your lies, dark shadow.
You may cover me in darkness,
But I know my Son is coming.
I have hope,
Hope for a life that is worth more than gold or diamonds.
I am and will overcome you, dark shadow,
For I carry the Light within.


  1. Jess,
    I'm sorry this dark shadow has edged it's way in. You are so right in the things you declare.. that you are loved, that the Light is with you and in you, that Jesus is with you and in you.. I will be praying for you. I've been so blessed getting to know you in this short time and I hate that you are hurting. <3

    Have you met Princess Jo?
    You will love her...

  2. Beautifully put Jess. Thinking of you x

  3. Ooh! I had a n unwelcome vistor for years. This post is so full of hope. Rise up. Press into Him. You will beat this yuckku thing. xo

  4. Beautifully written - the Light shines through all darkness. All my love Jess - so glad you have the One who we can find Hope and Peace in. xoxox