Transformation

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“You hem me in – behind and before; You have laid your hand upon me.” Psalm 139:5 (NIV)

Shut away inside this silken crypt
I long for undulation on the pavements
wriggling up trunks and along branches
munching leaf to leaf.

Those carefree sunny days
have given way to terror
as motionless, deaf and blind
I feel Your acid-enzyme melt my heart
liquefy all that is earth-bound.

So I abandon any hope of preservation
as, redefined and reinvented
in this dark and secret vault
I’m given a new heart, antenna, legs – and wings?

Entombed–for what?
It’s surely death.
Could it also be
a new and unimagined life?

© 2005 by Violet Nesdoly

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“Transformation” won honorable mention in the 2005 Utmost Christian Writers Poetry Contest.

2 thoughts on “Transformation

  1. Thank you so much! And you’re most welcome for the link – and thanks for giving me a link in return. You’ll love blogging, despite the new vocab – it’s a lot of fun!

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