Safety of Your Wing

Here in the shadow of Your wing
I am safe
Safe to rejoice
Safe to weep and mourn

Here in the shadow of Your wing
I am secure
Secure in my future
Secure from the former things

Here in the shadow of Your wing
I will rest
Rest in peace
Rest in harmony and grace

I seek You and I find love
Here in the shadow of Your wing


At dVerse Poets Pub today, Victoria is calling for poems about feathers, wings, or birds. At first I was going to write about bald eagles, which remind me of my mom. But then when I went to get lunch the song “Shadow of Your Wings” by Casting Crowns came on my iPod in the car and it gave me the idea for this poem instead.

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


23 Responses

  1. I love this line: “Secure from the former things” … It makes me think of “former” things in not only the sense that certain things have past, but also in that some things/experiences are “formative.” They make us who we are, whether the experiences are good or bad, pleasant or painful. Regardless, in His arms, you are kept away from it all … a sort of amniotic fluid, really. It makes me picture this special safety taking away all the things that have formed you into who you are, taking you back into a womb of sorts … or back into God’s presence before your conception.

    • Thank you for such a thoughtful comment. I was indeed thinking of former things that weren’t so good but have shaped who I am, and because of Jesus that shaping has been good.

  2. Really really like this, Linda. Is it a specific form? The way lines three and four in each stanza start with the last word in line two really resonates with me! Wonderful work.

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