THE SOUND OF WATER
I live in the desert,
But was born for the sea,
“What Oh What? Will become of me?"
I dug a hole,
And it became a well,
But often as not 'twas a private hell,
Until one day,
When drawing a sip,
Jesus said, "Lets go for a dip!"
"Amongst the dunes?” I asked with a quip,
But Oh! the regret as it left my lip.
Jesus paused and I thought He'd leave,
But at the last second He gave reprieve,
And waved His hands in front of me,
And through my eyes,
To my surprise,
Was the largest ocean I’d ever seen,
Lapis blue and emerald green,
The most beautiful place I’d ever been,
The roar of the waves,
And salt on my skin,
Made my heart beat true again,
And so we walked upon the surf,
Liquid sparkling mercurous turf,
To a place where He said,
“The swimming is good!”
And there we swam and ate some food.
Then He said, “You know what sprite?”
“Let’s light the stars!
Let’s make them bright!”
And so we sailed into the night,
And brought yon diamonds back to life,
I even heard an angel fife,
About a gem,
Who once was rife,
With jealousy and spite,
But when she heard the sailor’s tune,
Her eyes turned red against the moon,
And when Jesus said,
“I love you too!”
She bowed her head and swooned.
The night was as long as a pendulum's swing,
From one broad stroke to another,
As Jesus mended the great divide,
Between father, son and mother,
And in the morning as I awoke,
Nestled between the dunes,
Star dust sparkled,
On my feet,
As I walked,
Amongst the ruins,
And there in the sand,
Lay the fife,
That sang in the night,
And as I played it,
The sun grew hotter,
But so did too,
The Sound Of Water.
SW - October 19, 2017
THE HEALING SOUND OF WATER
John 4: 11 (KJV)
The woman saith unto Him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that LIVING WATER?
Proverbs 17:22 (KJV)
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
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