Trust when easily sold out is friendship’s curse,
The short shadow of betrayal’s lustful gaze,
Offers no shelter for any dear friend,
They will be here today and gone tomorrow,
All the easily made promises are forgotten,
Forever running after an elusive happiness,
Selfishness is clinging to every fading pleasure,
Knowing its fleeting hold will quickly slip away.
My life is too short to waste on regrets,
I won’t shy away from its painful lessons,
I now know what a lie looks like,
All its clever disguises no longer fool me,
Because, my heart longs to learn eternity’s truths,
Knowing the wisdom that experience births,
The beautiful clarity that comes from insight,
A view into the hope that belongs to his beloved.
My heart longs for God’s soft hand,
Touching my shoulder to say I am loved,
Friends forget too easily how to be faithful,
My prayer is for blessing to flow out of brokenness,
The cursed words of failure no longer heard,
I am loving Eternity’s nod of assurance,
Letting me know that I am now on the right track,
Each step forward is the taken confidently,
Taking me closer and closer to my safe place,
Courage is my daily choice to try again.
To love abundantly, forgive wisely,
Trust Eternity’s truth,
Feel the ground under my feet,
And, embrace all of this gift that belongs to me.