Shame Vacated

Shame sought to intrude
in my peace places –
It’s aim was to rattle me

Shame reminded me
with noise in my ears –
Reminders were launched
at me in rapid fire motions

Shame taunted me,
ridiculed and sought
to bully me

I grabbed the escape hatch
from the bible
fully aware that
there are no temptations
that our Lord hasn’t
provided ways of escape

Shame was answered
with confidence
accompanied by
blessed assurances

Oh, how wondrous
to know that
God transcends shame,
pain, sorrow, and uncertainties

Shame wanted in –
Our Lord said, no
Entrance was denied –
Shame pouted and skulked away
despondent and defeated

Score another victory
for the ways of God
that manifest triumphantly.

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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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