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Rated: E · Poetry · Religious · #2224623
Inspired by Alma 12:24
I am not condemned by feelings—
moods that that ebb or flow
like tides to lunar pull
of illness, hunger, hormones

but by thoughts—little boats
that harbor in my mind
as I pace decks and count
and recount every sail and plank

by words—hiss of fuse
and cannon crash, clang
of anchor and canvas slap
as I loose myself to battle

by action—or more often inaction
to some lonely, desperate SOS
from foundering vessel warped
and torn by violent crosscurrents.

I am condemned by what I stow
deep within. Judgment
will be too late to offload
rotting freight at His feet.

Inspired by the Come, Follow Me readings for June 8-14
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