Saturday, December 19, 2009

People in Pain

People in pain all over the place
sickness
disease
heartache
grief
voices in our heads
telling us
you're not enough
you'll always fail
the voices keep playing
again and again
living for years after their shelf-life
reminding us of failures and fears
things from our pasts we'd rather forget
that come back over and over
defeating us repeatedly

That we are people needing friends
to help to change the tapes
those recordings that haunt us
replacing them with the truth
Needing reminders that we are loved
that those tapes are lies...
that they need to be rooted out...

Because renewing our minds
means changing the things
that make up the way we think...
because having a new mind
will transform our lives...

...and rid us of the fear and pain...
that haunts us all
from day to day

So we can pass it on to other
people in pain all over the place....

Laura Paxton, December, 2009

1 comment:

Stacey,momof 2 said...

This was good to read and think about, thanks!