Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thankful Thursday

The Girl on the Floor

She stood in the upstairs hallway
Her heart frozen in dread
Her body braced for the expected
When it started, she wished she were dead.

It wasn't her, not the girl on the floor
Going to her judgement, facing alone
It was her sister, though she felt it too
She knew how it felt, had faced it before.

Whack, Whack, Whack, Whack!
She fell to her knees in utter despair,
She could do nothing, was powerless;
She was frozen with terror.

In a fetal position
She crouched to her knees
Stop it God, Why God? We need you God!!!
Those were her desperate pleas.

Crying inside while the tears would not flow
Wishing to hide, but nowhere to go.
Pulling her hair, burying her face
Wishing the sounds and agony could be erased.

"Well you moved your knees, five more!"
The screaming continued, the pain all too real
No, no, no!! Cried the girl on the floor
She wished she could stop it, and wouldn't feel.

Finally it ended, the wounded appeared
With spirit badly battered, face streaked with tears.
There eyes locked then quickly moved away
Asking the question, why did it have to be this way?

The dryness inside, the feelings of hate
He somehow came, she felt His embrace
Soothing the broken, bringing the tears
Softly saying, "Forgive, show grace."

I stare at the girl, crouched on the floor
I know that her heart doesn't ache anymore
Pondering what was lost, what might have been
It is then that He comes, holding me again!

Today I give thanks that He is still holding me!


  1. Wow, powerful post. Praying for you dear.

  2. This breaks my heart. We work with people who have been through abuse and it is hard to grasp the pain they feel. Thanks for the powerful post!

  3. Thank you for visiting :)

    Nice poem here..even in pain I know God is always there for us.

  4. Wow, very powerful post. God is so good to hold us. Visiting from TT-

  5. those that have the most need certainly have the most to be thankful for. thank you for sharing your painful, yet beautiful insight to this

  6. Oh, Crystal, this just touches my heart! I'm so glad that God does hold us!!

  7. I could see that picture in my mind...the pain and hopelessness...and then He steps in...precious poem, Crystal....

  8. I am speechless. Such a powerful poem. God bless you.

  9. This brought back painful memories, and back then I had no God and thought it was all normal. But sometime between then and now I got to know the Father's sweet comfort and embrace. I can really relate to your poem, though I couldn't have written it. It's very good.

  10. Hi Crystal thank you so much for stopping by today and for linking up with us for Thankful Thursday's! Cant wait to get to know you! Have a blessed night!!


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