40 Days

40 days in the desert.
40 years in the sand.
When will my pilgrimage end?

I’m weary, I’m broken,
I’ve given it all.
I no longer know how to fend.

Thrown to the vultures
They ravage and tear
I’m beaten, tired and torn.

Awaiting my carcass,
Their lustful mouths frothing,
Starving for blood, how they swarm

Whispering thoughts
Of defeat in my ear
They lure me to let it all go

Dark melodies haunt me
Pulling me down
Battering my soul to and fro

This garment of sorrow
Much too well worn
Enshrouds me; I call out Your name.

I search for Your manna
I search for Your cave
I search for healing, I’m lame.

Give me oasis
Give me Your drink
A lost dear, I come to you panting

Thirsting for lifeblood
Thirsting for waters
Thirsting and quenched barely standing

I reach out with fingers
Parched and so weak
Your loving hand ever so present

Your fragrance so sweet
Your oil so healing
Your touch so perfect and pleasant

How was it I turned
to that desert of void?
How was it I left Your sweet side?

Help me to keep
My eyes just on You
To remember, I am Your precious child.

I love and appreciate feedback. Feel free to let me know what you think. Bless you lots, Easter Ellen

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