This is a poem I wrote last year at this time. Praise God He has brought me through it and has blessed me with so many things this year.
“A New Year’s Introspection”
I cannot stand outside my own house and look in my window.
When gazing inward there is no mirror to reflect what is real.
Phantoms of pains past haunt me.
Resolutions fall lifeless to the floor.
When I take the next step into darkness, what will I bring with me?
Scars. Memories. Consequences. Fears.
Moments I cling to like handfuls of smoke.
And grieves too heavy to bear.
Lord, speak to my heart and remind me of goodness.
Map out where you kept pace with me on the path.
Show me what could have been worse.
And where I strayed from you.
Help me walk away from the echo of my own regrets.
Weave meaning into memories on my guilt eaten soul.
Motivate my heart toward good today.
And give me the strength to venture on.