Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Great Escape

pain and weakness abide
side by side
within my feeble frame.

my spirit cries out,
chained to this earthen vessel.

each day my soul yearns to escape
from the confines of this prison
we call flesh.

every heartbeat brings me closer
to my emancipation.

bars of bone hold me captive
until my time has come
when my Lord calls me home.

Then I’ll shed this mortal dwelling,
and escape these earthly bounds.

to dwell in His presence
in perfect peace

Donna J. Shepherd © 2005


siouxsiepoet said...

this is a great poem donna. good job. can't wait to see more.

eileen said...

beautiful. one day we'll stand amazed in front of our LORD.

Donna J. Shepherd said...

Thanks to both of you for taking time to comment with such encouraging words. - Donna

Anonymous said...

I read this poem and I really like it. It expreses the way our body really is. We're cooped up in this body until Jesus comes and takes us home. Yea, we are in a prison with nowhere to go.

You are a real inspiration to me. You make me feel better. I can be feeling bad or depressed and read something you wrote, and have a whole different aspect on life.

Thanks - Patty

Donna J. Shepherd said...

Thanks for stopping by, Patty.

I received an email with a request to use this in a church newsletter. Praise the Lord!