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Is There No Balm in Gilead?
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By Dale Jordan Heath
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Is There No Balm in Gilead?

 

The throb and stab
of each twisted,
barbed nerve, curves
each joint to stiffen
words once fluid,
now scratched on paper,
elementary and disconnected.

I am affected
by this pain,
questions swirl inside
my whispered prayers.
Is my faith slain by
unconscious doubt~
will I be bitter,
has the balm run out,
to leave my words
in clutch of pen,
muted, still,
and meaningless
in arthritic delay.





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Submitted: Sunday, November 9, 2003

Last Updated: Sunday, February 10, 2013

About the Poet
I am a Christan mother, grandmother, wife, aspiring poet, and owner of a bed and breakfast with my husband of 37 years. I love to create an ambience of serenity in my home. I love soft music, the sounds of the birds in my yard, the whir of the ceiling fans,... Time has passed since the first time I wrote my Poet Bio...it has been three years now....in that time my life has changed drastically. We lost our beloved youngest child, our only son, to suicide. It has been devastating...shaking my faith to its core but not destroying it. I have not been inspired to write for quite some time now. I pray that I will be able to emerge from this pain and write with a new passion about my journey. Until that time I ask for prayers and that God will continue to speak to me and give me the peace that passes all understanding.


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