Sinking

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “stuck.” We would love to have you join us.

One foot in front of the other
One step, then another
Suddenly I’m sludging
Through the mud
Trudging from here to there.

One step
And I’m sinking,
Sinking into the pit
Trudging my way
Through the quicksand of life.

The quicksand of life
That threatens to swallow us up;
That eats away at our confidence;
That takes away our strength,
So we find ourself fighting
Fighting our way out of the pit.

In a moment,
Things can change
And we can all of a sudden
Feel free
Like a dandelion floating
In the air.

For out of the pit,
Jesus promises to
Pull us out;
To rescue us
From the miry pit.

Sometimes the pit comes
Out of nowhere
And we find ourself
Sinking sinking sinking

But then Jesus
Reaches out his hand
And we are no longer stuck.

We are free
Free to love.

26 thoughts on “Sinking

  1. Wow. Well done. I love your use of imagery. The tension built and then I felt the mystery and freedom of a dandelion floating in the air. Beautiful. makes me want to read poetry more. 🙂

  2. Thanks for your beautiful words, Tara. I love that picture of God reaching down and pulling us out of the muck, just like Psalm 40 describes.

  3. Tara, it’s good to see you weren’t stuck for words but rather had a lovely poetic thought to encourage our hearts! Thank you for sharing this week’s offering in my favourite medium. 🙂

  4. For out of the pit,
    Jesus promises to
    Pull us out;
    To rescue us
    From the miry pit.

    Sometimes the pit comes
    Out of nowhere
    And we find ourself
    Sinking sinking sinking

    But then Jesus
    Reaches out his hand
    And we are no longer stuck.

    We are free
    Free to love

    OKAY so I need to print this post! I’m going to in fact. I needed your words…His words to sink into me! Thank you. This has been a tough year, and yet He has given me LIGHT to battle the DARK. JKC

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