Out of the Closet

Should I trust you?
Should I tell you?
What would you think?
Would you think I’m crazy?
What should I do?
It’s easy to keep it inside,
But after growing so much in heart,
I fear it’s not fair to keep it hidden.
I feel as though I did it.
And I could never do that to anyone.
Even in my wildest imagination.

Why should I bother?
It’s not like it’s going to bring them back.
They’re gone forever.
Who can do anything about it?
No one can! He’s too clever!
He’s so violent, so destructive.
I went through it too.
I just feel so horrible.
At least I survived!

10-18-1989
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Some things must be locked away.
That’s what closets are for… safe keeping/keeping safe.

WILDLIFE

Wolves, bears, panthers, and thieves…
So much evil to beware,
Enough to make one crazy
Unless they know God is there.
Howls, grunts, cries, and alarms…
Noises to race the heart.
To put my mind at ease,
Oh Lord, how great Thou art!
Fights, scars, claws, and tools…
Instruments of evil.
Thank You, Lord, that You are stronger
Than even the Devil!!
Threats, death, brawls, and robbery…
Are way too common today.
Thank You, Lord, for the comfort
Of looking forward to Your day!

9-30-10 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)