40 Days

May 8 – Stories

By alexabatitis Alexa’s Writing Challenge

Prompt: What broke your heart. 

This was written a few years back when my heart was truly broken and in need of healing.. Which came to me by God’s grace 🙂


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

4 Comments on “40 Days

    • Thank you Wendy, I know that the poetry and the urge to share come because so many suffer and feel isolated. Knowing that even one person can identify with you and feel that God is touching your spirit can make all the difference, from my own experience.
      God’s grace and overwhelming love have pulled me out so many times in that harder time of life and I am so very blessed to have that love, as we are all.

      Blessings to you too,


    • Thanks so much Anna.. we do have our times where we feel abandoned or in the desert on what seems to be an unending pilgrimage, but by the grace of God His hand always leads us (when we allow) and He waits for us to get through our time of growth (which I find usually follows a “dry” time.

      Bless you lots,



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

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