Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Leper

Starring through the dark portal my eyes sting again
Exhaustion has invaded my mind and travelled my veins
Dark thoughts invade my sanity stirring a cocktail of despair
The shell that used to be me paces in circles unable to eat or think
I am the leper on the street and alone in my stone cold bed
As this dark winter embraces me my heart loses all hope
Lips all around me speak of life, my ears are deaf to their bleating
I am the leper waiting for crumbs to fall from hopes table
Crashing and dying I spill my blood on this page
If I had the strength deep within lays a smoldering rage
But I am the leper again and no ear hears this pain
My body heaves with waves of grief pounding
My head constantly throbs as anguish makes its home
I am the leper again and this stain is on my shirt.
Pieces fall off of me out on the open road
Dogs eat my rotten flesh in the gathering place
What hope lies in this leper’s fate?
Its only when the incarnate One touches me again.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you Craig.
-Mike and Beth

Anonymous said...

I know it may fee like it but He has never left your side. You once told me that time and faith heal all things, now I am telling you. Have the faith as small as a mustard seed and He will see you to your light. We love you and are praying for you.
-Patrick and Cassie

Anonymous said...

Dear Craig,
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ who died on the cross for the sins of all.

It is the time of your life right now where you can rest and look at the beauty of our Lord Jesus on the cross, everything else is so ugly. I know that it is a tough mindful times, but that is why there was grace, mercy and forgiveness in the hands of our Lord. God still loves you no matter what.
We are people of our own sin, like the leper man that Jesus healed. We all have sin and fall short , but the great assurance is always there for us children of God, He look at not our sins but the cross that stood for our righteousness.People will always have the humanity of betrayals, gossips/slandering. But God said He is our refuge and our strength in times of troubles. God is good, merciful and loving. He saves people way back 2000 years ago and I believe that we all should think that way that He still saves. God is with you Craig. He loves you. rest in Him, listen and be alert to what he will have to say to you for the next adventures He have for you. God bless your endeavors!
Agape,Nonie

Anonymous said...

I need your peace to get me through
To get me through this night
I can't live by what I feel
But by the truth your word reveals
I'm not holding on to you
But your holding on to me
-casting crowns, east to west

lyrics always seem to say it better than i do. we're praying for ya!
~em

Ninja Tim said...

Yo McCoon,

I'm with Emily on the lyrics thing. Bring The Rain by MercyMe is my happy song. I hope it can be your happy song too.



Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It's never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times
So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings
You glory And I know there'll
be days When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to
praise You Jesus, bring the rain



TO

Anonymous said...

Craig,

We are praying for you and your family. I encourage you to cling to the Father, who loves and cares for you always.