One step forward
Two steps backward?
What a maid!
Careening through a maze of blemishes
“Thoughts going wayward
And heart as *Seward?”
What a lad!
Traipsing on the sea of Faults
Where are the roads to the land where Free lives??
Where is the salt that seasons and preserves?
Heal this bleeding soul! Oh Lord!
Lift this bowed spirit! O,my God!
A li’l more and this string will snap!
Pour Your mercy! Turn on Joy’s tap!
In His fire, feeling the hotness
Though it seems I regress
Still this I buttress
“I ain’t perfect yet!”
*First published Dec. 16, 2012
Written by: Chizu Ogbonna
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson