Cliche of Dust and Ashes

 

— Mel Morrison

 

 

 

I am a cliché of dust and ashes.

Nothing more than yesterday’s forgotten left behind.

Do I perceive the lies that tarnish the mind and condemns?

I see unrecognized pieces of myself, shattered clay and dirt?

So broken I can’t breathe and wonder what is my reason for existence.

 

My pulse races and my heart flutters.

I wail out in agony and anger, the words, “why me, God.”

Hope is quickly fading. Is it too late to change my hell and heart?

In desperation, I need you. Life or death without you Lord, I can’t imagine.”

“How can I lose my guilt and shame and trade them for joy?”

 

Not knowing you is killing me.  My life is nothing, show me your kindness.

Unloved?  I am letting go of me. I lay it down. I need your eternal love.

Messed up and a failure. Forgive me and show me your mercy.

Never stop pursing me. Never let me go and make me new.

Oh the blood has cleansed my heart and I am yours, Lord only.

 

I will praise you and will find my purpose.

In the night I hear your heavenly voice and I feel your power in the calm and quiet.

Restored and renewed. You are my redeemer.

My savior sacrificed everything so I could receive his gift of salvation.

Transformed! To God be all glory and I will overcome trials with truth and testimony.

 

I was slave to the undertaker of sin and death, but now I am love and life unending.

The battle I waged has already been won. In Jesus Christ, I have victory.

I am a cliché of dust and ashes.

Nothing more than yesterday’s forgotten left behind.

Do I perceive the lies that tarnish the mind and condemns?

 

 

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 NIV

 

 

Sequential Poem

January 7, 2018

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