roar

Posted: February 27th, 2010 | Filed under: life | Tags: | 7 Comments »

the well within her is deep

countless lovers leave her cheap

the goat wants to be a sheep

failure’s seeds. pain’s harvest reap

bundles stacked up in a heap

she draws water for her tongue

like the kill she’s almost strung

her book of songs is unsung

lost from dreams to which she clung

once a child, but never young

He’s here now, making her think

His glory, showing her stink

sin writes with permanent ink

He can tell she’s on the brink

from His well, offers a drink

drink from me. thirst no more

I’ll transform the weeds you bore

you’re my daughter, not a whore

rest while I settle the score

beasts can growl, but I can roar

inspired by the woman at the well in John 4.


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7 Comments on “roar”

  1. 1 Tia said at 7:19 am on February 27th, 2010:

    The last line gave me God chills. Oh He is Good!!

  2. 2 Makeda said at 8:17 am on February 27th, 2010:

    This was really good. Like Tia that last line gave me chills too

  3. 3 Serena Woods said at 8:32 am on February 27th, 2010:

    I'm glad you liked it! 🙂

  4. 4 Michelle said at 4:36 pm on February 27th, 2010:

    Yes, the last line! I posted it as my status on fb. I always love your writing, Serena. You have a lovely way with words.

  5. 5 Serena Woods said at 4:42 pm on February 27th, 2010:

    Thank you, Michelle. 🙂

  6. 6 Michelle said at 5:24 am on February 28th, 2010:

    I've been thinking about this woman lots lately…

    I needed the reminder: He can roar.

    Thank you.

  7. 7 nikkie said at 3:07 pm on March 1st, 2010:

    i was just reading John 4 today. clearly not by chance. love it. so thankful that with Him, we can thirst no more. so thankful.


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