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Wed, Nov 28 2007 - 05:35 AM

THE SHELL

THE SHELL

The shell’s solid outer covering

Feels like thick skin—firm to the touch

Tiny holes seep into the gray and white coating

As run my fingers over all the ridges

Worn, yet still strong

 

The thrashing of the waves

Tossing and turning

Battering and bruising

And breaking apart its wholeness

 

Yet, washed clean and thirsting

Through the imminent drenching

Of the tide, that though rough

Is shelter and refuge, too

 

For turning to see the shell’s inside

Its rare splendor sparkles

Revealing a luster that illuminates—

That reflects light and glimmers

 

Taking what was once broken and defeated

To reveal a new smoothness and softness

That is not perfection, but exposes its genuineness

Uncovering what is authentic and real

 

The broken shell

Now renewed

Refreshed

Restored

Recreated

 

By the plan of the

Author and Maker of her life

Mending what is broken

Giving hope through despair

Allowing joy through the pain

To be beauty and a gift of upward glory

 

Unfolding spirit with beauty and truth

In an extraordinary way

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Name: jerrylyn

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About: First and foremost, I am a Child of God. I am a single-mom of two boys, ages 17 and 14, who are the joys of my life. Through difficult circumstances in my life, God has taken my foundation of faith and deepened my love for Him. It is my desire, that through sharing my expressions, I can reach to others to share His and light and His hope. And in all things, bring glory to His name!

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