Beautiful Cage (UnAshamed)

For awhile now, I’ve been desiring to write a poem inspired heavily by Pilgrim’s Progress cage of despair. I finally sat down, and wrote the following over on my blog UnAshamed Christian Housewife. I would like to write a post on here, later, digging into the lines, while sharing a ton of scripture to go along with it.

If you would like to read the full poem, please check it out here. But here is a sneak peek.

My world was beautiful.
It was all I wanted. 
My ways. My thoughts. My things. 
A safe place never to be departed.


But then, my life was shattered.
Broken pieces of everything. 
What I thought held me up, gave life. 
Were now tattered wings. 


How I longed for my desires. 
Oh, the hope I found in them. 
They made me feel like I mattered. 
Until they were taken, making reality grim. 


No hope.

No hope.

NO hope.


I find myself in a cage. 
Beautifully laced metal. 
There are weapons on the floor,
If I want to end life, in this cell. 


I contemplate.
I desire my pain to end. 
But there’s a Book among the weapons. 
I scoff, “What is this, a Godsend?” 


How could such a thing help me?
What could the words possibly say? 
“Yes,” a dark voice hisses.
”Stay away from that Book and you’ll be okay.”

Full poem over on UnAshamed Christian Housewife


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