Deep within my soul
vengeance smoldered
my sense of peace
anger mouldered

Indignation I felt
entitled to keep
burned my heart
festered seeped

Into each crevice
scorched by flame
mercy needed
my Savior came

Washed away
ash and chars
the only remnant
healing scars

Shared for Quadrille Monday at dVerse Poets Pub where the word to include is burn.

About Linda Kruschke

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.
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9 Responses to Scorched

  1. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Sigh I so relate to this… Beautifully penned.đź’ž

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  2. I can absolutely relate. Bless you, sister.

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  3. Grace says:

    Love that turn from vengence to healing scars!

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  4. I believe the person who suffers most is the one who cannot let go, who cannot forgive. Jesus’ prayer for those who crucified him reminds me of how important forgiveness is. And to think, reflecting on the Our Father, we will be forgiven as we forgive. Not an easy one, heh?

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  5. So important to find that inner peace… vengeance will burn you.

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  6. kanzensakura says:

    So very true Linda. Vengance can destroy your peace.

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  7. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the description of vengeance and anger destroying one’s sense of peace that one needed an other to resolve. Nice sound.

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