Sunday, June 21, 2009

Words of Oxygen by Liz Blanco

It is a forshadowing realization that this poem was written by me back in 2001...I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension on October 31st, 2008, seven years later! In 2001, I also searched for verses in the bible that would bring significance to my poem.

close your eyes
and let my words guide you
let your ears act like a suction
that sweep my words deep into your brain
and let my words linger gently in your mind
and then be taken on a journey into your blood vessels
healing and transforming
every organ they go through

let my words be like oxygen
running through your body
giving the whispers of life
with ideas to carry you through and above
new and different
obstacles and situations.

-2001


"The Lord's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I have hope in Him." The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him. It is good that he waits silently For the salvation of the LORD. It is good for a man that he should bear The yoke in his youth. Let him sit alone and be silent Since He has laid it on him. Let him put his mouth in the dust, Perhaps there is hope. Let him give his cheek to the smiter, Let him be filled with reproach. For the Lord will not reject forever, For if He causes grief, Then He will have compassion According to His abundant lovingkindness."

"Let us examineand probe our ways, And let us return to the LORD. We lift up our heart and hands toward God in Heaven."

"You drew near when I called on You; You said, 'Do not fear!'"

Lamentations 3:22-32, 40-41, 57

1 comment:

Lorayne Nazur said...

That's awesome Liz!

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