I Thirst

A Poem By Clare Marie // 4/10/2009

I hang stretched upon a naked tree
Pierced hands, pierced feet
Bleeding wounds -oh so many
A crown of thorns upon my head

About me stand my enemies
Laughing and deriding
Mocking me -but how I still love them
I created them each individually

Where is my God?
I am forsaken
Oh! How great are the sins on my soul!

Sins of which I am not guilty
A burden I took out of love

My children! I love thee!
My own! Come back to me!
Ah, how I thirst for souls!

Do you not see how much I love you?
Do you not see all these hurts?
Why, oh why, do you run from me,
When I long to gather you under my wings!

I gave you life -for your life I am dying
You scorn me, you leave me
No, don't turn away...

My children, I love thee...
My own, come back to me...

...I thirst.

Comments

Powerful

I especially appreciate how you've woven lines straight out of Scripture into it.

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James | Fri, 04/10/2009

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"The idea that we should approach science without a philosophy is itself a philosophy... and a bad one, because it is self-refuting." -- Dr. Jason Lisle

Perfect poem to read

Perfect poem to read today...

Sarah Bethany | Fri, 04/10/2009

Thank

Thank you.
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"Sing as if no one is listening;
Dance like no one is watching;
Live as if you will die tomorrow;
Love like it will never hurt."
-Old Irish Saying

Clare Marie | Fri, 04/10/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

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Clare, this is beautiful. :)

Brianna | Sat, 04/11/2009

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"We have been created for greater things. Why stoop down to things that will spoil the beauty of our hearts?" ~Mother Theresa

Thanks, Brianna.

Thanks, Brianna. :)
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
"Sing as if no one is listening;
Dance like no one is watching;
Live as if you will die tomorrow;
Love like it will never hurt."
-Old Irish Saying

Clare Marie | Sun, 04/12/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

Clare,

Clare, this is soooo beautiful!!! You did a wonderful job!!!

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"Out of doubt, out of dark to the day's rising,
I came singing in the sun, sword unsheathing.
To hope's end I rode and to heart's breaking:
Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall!"
~Return of the King

Elizabeth | Sun, 04/12/2009

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The Holy Spirit is the quiet guest of our soul." -St. Augustine

Beautiful

"My own, come back to me...

...I thirst."

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I'm lost. I've gone to look for myself. If I should return before I get back, please tell me to wait.

Anna | Sun, 04/12/2009

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

Thanks! *~*~*~*~*~*~*~* "Sing

Thanks!
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
"Sing as if no one is listening;
Dance like no one is watching;
Live as if you will die tomorrow;
Love like it will never hurt."
-Old Irish Saying

Clare Marie | Sun, 04/12/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

Wow.

That was beautiful. Perfectly beautiful.

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Words are at their highest when they are used as a window through which we can see God.
~ Paul David Tripp

Mary | Mon, 04/13/2009

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Brother: Your character should drive a motorcycle.
Me: He can't. He's in the wilderness.
Brother: Then make it a four-wheel-drive motorcycle!

Thanks so much.

Thanks so much. :)
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
"Sing as if no one is listening;
Dance like no one is watching;
Live as if you will die tomorrow;
Love like it will never hurt."
-Old Irish Saying

Clare Marie | Mon, 04/13/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]