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Like an earthen vessel

I was delicately beautiful

Some would even say, dainty

Then came the cracks

The endless stretch of thin lines

That showed I was falling apart

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Hurts Do Heal

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I know you hurt. I hurt too.  

It’s a stabbing pain I can’t explain.  

Like I’m drowning in the Atlantic Ocean  

With no lifeguard in sight

Gasping for air 

I’m afraid this pain is too much  

For my feeble shoulders to bear

Shoulders slumped from the confidence that has been blown away. 

I used to be the happy one 

With the cheerful smiles 

And big brown eyes 

Now I’m the dark girl 

Hiding in the shadows 

Afraid to see my reflection 

Because it just may reflect my heart 

 

Oh the pain! It rips me apart! 

The tears! They’ve formed an ocean 

Salty waters, I shed 

Salty waters I drown in 

I know what it means to be depressed 

I almost know it as I do my middle name 

I still feel its slithery fingers 

Wrapped around my cold skin 

Numb. 

I’ve been that way too long. 

Hurts do heal. 

Hearts do mend 

Nights do end 

Joy comes in the morning 

Everyone hurts 

So what makes your hurt more special? 

Or any less? 

Hurt is hurt. 

The heart bleeds too- 

It’s an organ after all! 

Hurts do heal 

Tears get dried up 

The sun shines after the rain 

This weary heart of mine 

Someday shall dance again 

To the tune of love 

These patched lips will crack a smile 

For this storm isn’t to drown you 

But to make you stronger 

To make you grow  

So pick up the pieces of what’s left 

Give it back to the Fixer 

Rise up and live 

Today isn’t the death of you 

Hurts do heal, my love. 

©Mfon Etuk, 2016

He heals the heartbroken and bandages their wounds- Psalm 147:3

If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.- Psalm 34:18

Remember Me

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Remember me 

When you’re gone 

Miles away from home 

When your heart longs for 

What it can’t reach 

What it can’t touch 

The longing so strong 

The desires insatiable 

Remember me 

When you get lost 

And your belief system gets tangled 

When you don’t know  

What to believe 

Who to trust 

Through the mounting insecurities 

And the daunting identity crisis 

Remember me 

The blood in my hands 

The tears on my face 

The strain in my voice 

When I gave it all up for you 

When I said it is finished 

So your life can get started 

Never forget me 

It’s you I love 

It’s you I have chosen 

It’s you I let live 

It’s you I died for  

Wherever you go 

Whatever you do 

Whoever you’re with 

Remember me 

©Mfon Etuk, 2016

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Death Has Died

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Death has died!

Scream it in the streets!

Let the world know

The darkness is gone

The light has come

Death has died!

The unrestricted restricted Himself

To set us free from the chains

That have restricted us

Oh death!

Where is your sting?

Oh grave!

Where is your victory?

Alas!

The end has come! They cheered

Aha!

It is finished! He said

They thought it was over

They thought they had Him bound

But He could never be put down

By His strong hands death has died!

Oh death that scares the sons of men!

Oh grave that has swallowed up warriors!

What power do you have

To keep the one who is Life, dead?

Victory! He shouts

Bursting out of the belly of hell

With the keys of death in His hands

Death has died!

Shout it in the streets

Let the world know!

He is risen!

With an empty grave left in His wake

Nothing can hold Him bound

Not even the clenched jaws of death!

And as for you,

Rejoice!

For the victory won

Was a gift to give

Death was the bride price

To make you His very own adorned bride

Do not be afraid

Do not be sad

For your groom is alive!

And by His mighty hands

Death has died!

©Mfon Etuk, 2016

Dread

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I dread the night. Horror

The darkness reaches out its cold arms

Pulling me into an embrace of pain. Terror

Pain in my body

Pain in my mind

Please don’t rain the pain on me tonight

I dread the fear and its slithery fingers

Piercing into my skin with claws so sharp

Digging into my flesh with steely fangs

Breaking down my walls. Defenceless.

My mind is a dreadful web

And I’m trapped in it

Can’t move

Can’t feel a thing. Numb

Please don’t allow the dread drain me tonight

Take the pain away

Make me the fearless girl I see in my dreams-

Make me the me I see in you

© Mfon Etuk, 2015