I was taken from disturbed darkness
Out into the frantic light of life,
Taken from the safety of the womb
And an often dark and jarring strife.
The humble journey I began came
with incipient turmoil and doubt,
subtle remorse and terrible guilt
That, with me, I carried about.
With youth behind I wore my badges
Of courage, deceit, and self-doubt.
Tasting the beguiling fruits of Eden
And sipping from the Bacchus spout.
My Odyssey was not without the
Pain of guilt and sincere remorse.
Oh, no! My mind’s black closet
Choked and stifled me in due course.
Then came a forgotten Deity Who
Brought me to my misguided sense,
Gave me another chance at Faith,
And bade new Love to commence.
So, here, in the quietness of this
Meadow green, I vow to schemes
Of Worship those worthy paeans
Of Soul on these acres of dreams.
©Billy Ray Chitwood – April 18, 2017
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