The Thirst Of My Soul

thirsty-desert-guy

I 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.

Advertisements

One thought on “The Thirst Of My Soul

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s