Poem: Shield


 by Scott J. Toney


I believe as I am standing on the cusp of molding fate

that the strength of my resilience is enough to extinguish flame

that the darkness in the room can be driven through the doors

that with God by my side I can grow wings and can soar

I believe where I have failed a thousand times before

I can stand firm

I can hold

I can brace the final door

That the phoenix that arises will be white with feathered wings

that my soul will rest within me

then will bloom, a rose in Spring,

never wilting in the Winter or burning in Summer’s rays

but filled with life and shielded in God’s eternal Spring.


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