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Thirst No More

August 29, 2013
By AngiePangie GOLD, Wappingers Falls, New York
AngiePangie GOLD, Wappingers Falls, New York
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Stranded amidst life’s desert sands
A helpless cry emanates from within
Desperately, you crave something to
Quench this brutal thirst

Beads of sweat drip down your neck
Your weary eyes fight to stay open
The sun above sears like a laser
Parching your withered skin

Vagabond, desolate wanderer
Condemnation rears its ugly head
Tired and weak, you sink to the ground-

Like a crystal orb, a single droplet falls on your face
You feel it sting as it slides down
Your cheek and onto your lips
Lifting up your face in amazement, you hear

A sound like a rushing mighty wind
Whipping past, blowing up the sand
And carrying the dirt off your skin
Your cracked lips turn up in a smile

In a moment, cool rain pours down
Saturating your stagnant body
You cup your hands and drink this living water,
Feeling your tongue regain its moisture, its life

Drink up; this is the water that quenches all thirst
Washing away your guilt
And shame as condemnation drowns
In a pool of God’s redeeming blood

Let this well inside of you
Spring up into everlasting life
In the distance a voice whispers:
“I AM that I AM. Come unto me and thirst no more.”

The author's comments:
For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring. (Isaiah 44:3 KJV)

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on Sep. 3 2013 at 2:32 am
TheSkyOwesMeRain GOLD, Irvine, California
13 articles 1 photo 299 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments which take your breath away.

You are only as strong as your weakest link.

Great work! I love the last line :)