Hope Speaks to Rejection

Rejection arrived in painful doses —
We didn’t order the prescriptions;
they manifested anyway

We gulp from the grip
that rejection dispenses —
It feels like a stranglehold — until . . .

In season, hope magnifies and speaks —
“Uncover your heads, dear ones —
Rewards are packaged
in the rejection episodes

“Lessons are contained
in the properties of your wounds —
Lessons to prepare for
new and pleasant victories

“Hope is here to “arrest” rejection
and to teach from what it delivered

“Collect yourselves —
Straighten your drooping shoulders —
Stand erect with heads up
and know that there are
indeed escape routes

“Get ready to ride
the splendid tides
of relief and freedom —
Surfs up!”

Which hope we have
as an anchor of the soul,
both sure and stedfast, . . .
Hebrews 6:19 – KJV

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Sandra Hicks

Sandra is a native of Washington D.C. who joyously walks with God, and firmly believes in the steadfast flow of love and truth. She is president of a home-based business that specializes in writing, editing, consulting and retail sales of photo products. Her published pieces include essays, inspirational topics and stories, reflections, commentaries, and poetry. In January 2011, one of her inspirational pieces was selected as a Jewel Chest feature on a Christian website. Sandra enjoys photography and snaps shots often in her hometown of Washington, D.C.

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