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#19 - The Flood

National Poetry Writing Month - 2013     

Day Nineteen-- April 19th     



The Flood

by Jeanie Killion  


A raging storm

of fear tosses me

about – I cry out,

“Save me!”  


You rush in,

like a flood,

filling every

tributary,

exceeding the banks

with Yourself.  


Driving out

with violent force

the fears that

have invaded

and persuaded.  


Your presence,

O Love and Lover

of my soul,

courses through me.  


I am the riverbed.

You are the river.

Your mighty current

destroys dams of doubt                                  Photo Credit: Ole Henrik Skjelstad

and every fear

that You drive out

flows into your

sea of forgetfulness.  


Then I become

as I was meant to be –

with You in me

and I in you –

filled with peace

like a river

of tranquility.  

Photo Credit: Ole Henrik Skjelstad