On My Own

A Poem By Damaris Ann // 11/9/2018

I must do it
On my own
But I have no energy
Motivation wasted on
My sick body
Still I must do it
On my own
I must accomplish
What I’ve begun
My mind is angry
Frustrated by lack of ability
While lack of motion is
Fraught with despair
Still I try to do it
On my own
Til I fall down to my broken knees
Shouting aloud and
Voicing my bitterness
While I ask why I can’t do it
On my own
And that Still Small Voice
Cries into my ear
That it is not given to me
To accomplish mighty wonders
Or small miracles
Or independent productivities
Or to do anything
On my own
But it is given
To fear and to love
To let go
To rest
To breathe
To have faith
Though as small as a seed
And I realize with joy
That I will never be able to do it all
On my own

Comments

Whoa!!

This is so relevant to this point in my life!! I actually just... like, I just submit a piece of poetry that sort of deals with this exact same thing. That's pretty crazy and awesome!! Haha I feel like you voiced it better than I did, though. xD My favorite part starts at "And that Still Small Voice" and goes all the way down to the end. <3 Wonderful! Great job!!

Heather Jones | Fri, 11/09/2018

psalm 84:10 esv / *thumbs-up*

Oh my gargoyles!!

Wow!! Thank you so much. Now I’m gonna skip over and read yours...

Damaris Ann | Fri, 11/09/2018

I don’t thrive off of chaos: chaos thrives off of me.

Oh I love this!!! This part

Oh I love this!!! This part at the end was my favorite:

"To let go
To rest
To breathe
To have faith
Though as small as a seed
And I realize with joy
That I will never be able to do it all
On my own"

This is a great reminder of what we are to do in our troubles, to not stress out or panic, but to give it all to God and ask Him to help us. Thanks for sharing!

Joy J. | Sat, 11/10/2018

C.H. Spurgeon - "God’s mercy is so great that you may sooner drain the sea of its water, or deprive the sun of its light, or make space too narrow, than diminish the great mercy of God. "

Thank you, Joy!! I appreciate

Thank you, Joy!! I appreciate your comment so much.

Damaris Ann | Sun, 11/11/2018

I don’t thrive off of chaos: chaos thrives off of me.

:)

Ditto to everyone else. This was so true and beautiful!

Libby | Mon, 11/12/2018

“The gospel alone is the power of God unto salvation.
Therefore, suffer, yes. Be misunderstood, yes. Be shamed, yes. But do not be ashamed. For the joy set before you, take up your cross, follow Jesus, be shamed and despise the shame!" -- John Piper

Thank you, sweet girl!

Thank you, sweet girl!

Damaris Ann | Mon, 11/12/2018

I don’t thrive off of chaos: chaos thrives off of me.