Terra wandered off course,
not as the Lord had directed
and she got lost.
She turned to retrace her steps
but alas her misadventure had taken her
to the land of the giants.
The giants of shame, anger, worry,
lies, abuse, terror, and accusation
were the henchmen of the kingdom.
She felt like a mini-sized doll
in the face of these monsters
who dominated her darkness
Her miniature features
delicate and fragile in comparison
to their humungous appendages.
Accusation bared his teeth
like he would gobble her up
in just one snarky bite.
Then she remembered brave David
and how small he was, yet emboldened
he knocked down Goliath.
Terra picked up a twig
it became her mantle
and she quickly scribbled on the dusty, rugged earth.
Each syllable she wrote
infused her with strength
and boldness returned to her weak limbs.
Her light blow of breath
raised a whirlwind of dust
and specks flew into the giant’s eyes’.
Blinded by the sandstorm
they stumbled and fell
with a bellow of surprise
Terra made haste to return
picking her way through the narrow path
until she came back to light.
“Come now, let us settle the matter, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
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