The once in a century storm


“I thought such awful thoughts that I cannot even say them out loud
because they would make Jesus want to drink gin straight out of the cat dish.”
~ Anne Lamott

Reading her words I knew
she too was a softened soul
who had walked
the same, tortured journey.

Who life had driven up
onto the unexpected shoals
tossed and beaten…
buffeted by an enormous gale.

A “once in a century”
storm that throws you
to the edges of yourself,
in a singular moment.

Where life asks you for the
agonizing affirmation,
“do you still wish
to continue this?”

And after a prolonged
silence, knowing,
the inevitable outcome,
unwaiveringly you still say,
“yes”.

June 11, 2017
c.m.brooks

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~ by christinambrooks on June 11, 2017.

One Response to “The once in a century storm
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  1. Thank you for sharing.

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