The Thirst Of My Soul

thirst-pictureI awoke every morning hopeless and weary
At night, I shut my eyes in sleep afraid and worried – worried about how long my despair would last
My smiles never went beyond the spread of my lips and my laughter rang dry and empty even in my own ears.
My days were spent in frustration and anger
Angry I was – at myself. At the life I was given. At the world I had been placed in.
I went about my duties with a weight upon my shoulders
A yawning vacuum filled my soul
A thirst took its abode within me
Bodies of water could not satisfy it.
I wanted to give up, to end it all
Death beckoned onto me
“End it all” He said to me.
I paid him attention; he seemed to have a great offer
Of what use was the life I lived?
“No, don’t end it! I know what can satisfy the thirst of your soul” a friend said to me
“What is it?” I asked her
“Men” She told me
And she gave me a man.
He pampered me and doted on me
But it all made my soul thirst more
The yawning vacuum increased.
Again, death beckoned to me
“End it all” He said to me.
I paid him attention again
Of what use was the life I lived?
“No, don’t end it! I know what can satisfy the thirst of your soul” The man said to me
“What is it?” I asked
“Money” He told me
And he gave me money.
I had lots of it
Every currency and denomination I wanted
It got me all I wanted but not what I needed – the satisfaction of my soul
I left all of it and went in search of Death
He wasn’t far away
Just at my reach
I fell at his feet and asked him to take away the yawning vacuum in my soul
I asked him to take the life that was of no use to me.
And then, all of a sudden, I heard a voice like that of bodies of water
“Let Me help you” He said to me
I looked up from the feet of death and into the eyes of Life
He stretched out those arms built with mercy and love
He bent over and raised me to my feet
Into my ears, with the sweetest voice ever, he sang the greatest love song of all time
He pulled me into his bosom and wiped my tears
And there, I drank
And my thirst was satisfied.

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