~ Tender Ember – Poem by Muse ~

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Stored within the box
Are the flintlocks of my pain
Put away from childhood
With prayers they would wane.
Poised upon the precipice
Ready to ignite
Fears of ancient demons
Encircling me in flight.
In darkness I was consumed
In darkness was I held
Malignant consumption
Of a tyrant’s wishing well.
Barred and branded
To forever be unloved
I was a tender ember
Seeking solace from above.

Child abuse is an American epidemic. In 2005, more than 3.5 million children were reported as victims of child abuse or neglect.” (quote from http://www.cardinalmccloskeyservices.org)

Psalm 139:13-16  For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you,when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

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8 thoughts on “~ Tender Ember – Poem by Muse ~

  1. Child abuse and abortion two topics that I too feel strongly about. Good post information, wonderful Bible quote and the poem you have written really brings the message home.

  2. Not one single child should feel pain. I think of the untold numbers that do and I am saddened. Your words are the words of so many little voices that need a hug and a prayer.

  3. The horrific challenges we face as a nation are entrenched in the care and upbringing of our youth. The pen has not failed you Muse! having read the entire piece in your book, I find this one to be a most stabbing and heart healing piece of poetry.

  4. What images you bring to my mind. Sad ones, pain filled and yet hoping that the ‘solace’ will come. Heaven sent solace as only He can bring. Nicely written.

  5. Outstanding! Cheers on this one, I am sure your readers would want more writing similar to this. Your book offers the tales, yes?

  6. OH! Suffer the little ones to come unto the Lord!

  7. Just so sad. So very sad. Writing these words must be hard. I know reading them has been hard. My heart aches for every little child or teen who has been hurt. Your words have moved me today.

  8. Thanks to each one of you, ever so much for visiting my site/blog. Your words are treasured.

    PS Catherine, just saw your note about buying a book! 🙂
    I will indeed forward you a signed bookplate.
    And I hope you love Enigmatic Evolution

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