I close my eyes as fear still grips me
Adrift amid life’s churning sea.
Whose salty tears race down my cheeks now?
Are they from you, are they from me?
I fall again amidst the embers
Flamed by all my sin filled deeds
Rescue me from hell’s hot fury
Faith please cast a net for me.
Hope please cast a net for me.
Save my heart again from breaking
Stitch the wounds that now lay bare
Heal the pain that often blinds me
Raise my soul from its despair.
Love, I know can get me there
Trust my Lord to bring me there.
Copyright © 2019 by Dr. Susan Hester
Dr. Susan Hester has worked in academic healthcare settings as an educator and grant writer for over thirty years securing millions in funding for research and workforce training programs. Her passion for writing has led to numerous presentations and journal articles as well as publication of her poetry/prose. She enjoys volunteering in her church and surrounding community.