aking1614 By aking1614, 9th Dec 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Often we are stuck in bad situations and pray for deliverance. Will we recognize the way out when it appears or will we be too slow to act and remain stuck?


Crying out in the night
For relief that doesn’t come
An escape from the pain
Constant and escalating
One poor decision, flippantly made
A lifetime of misery
Seeking a way out
Suddenly, a glimpse of hope, a light
Briefly shining, soon snuffed out
I have waited too long
To move, take a step
In its direction
Back to waiting, wishing
Praying for deliverance
A small opening through which to squeeze
I will not hesitate next time
Knowing there may not be
Another second chance
To start again

©2011 – Andrea J. Shannon


Deliverance, Escape, Hope, Light, Misery, Pain, Praying, Second Chance

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author avatar aking1614
I am an engineer by trade, but a poet and songstress at heart. I started writing occasional articles online about five years ago, but poetry is still my first love.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
10th Dec 2011 (#)

"One poor decision flippantly made"
What a great line.
What a great poem.

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author avatar FOREVER POETRY
10th Dec 2011 (#)

You can never hesitate when you see a chance.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
17th Dec 2011 (#)

touching ...

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author avatar Retired
1st Mar 2012 (#)

this is heartfelt

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