At sunset, my weary body rests on the ground.
Fingers stretched gripping sand.
Bronzed skin glistens under the citrus sun.
As the sun mingles with the horizon, anguish sets in.
Inhaling salty air into my lungs.
Distracts my eyes from trailing tears to my lips.
“I am sorry,” are three words I am too proud to say.
Apologies echo throughout my dreams until night turns into day.
Guilt, sorrow, fear and confusion I leave at the shore.
Sea foam washes my crown and I emerge pure.
©2012 Jade Jarvis
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13)
- What is Repentance? (gilreathpreachersonline.com)