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Inside the Mind of a Bastard Child

Author's note: I want to write this to free others to tell their stories and to encourage them that they are not...  Show full author's note »
Author's note: I want to write this to free others to tell their stories and to encourage them that they are not on this earth alone and destitute. No matter what hand you are dealt in this life you can make it if you really want. Even when you feel you have failed or feel like you are stuck in one place, useless, alone, untalented, unqualified for success, undeserving of love or any other label you can slap on yourself you are nothing short of perfectly designed. Each and every person has a story to share and if we all shared ours we would break down the walls that isolate us in our pain and see that maybe this world was created to be more then a holding cell imprisoning us into a life of meaninglessness.  « Hide author's note
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A Simple Metaphor

I've traveled a broken road
I was born along its winding paths and seemed drawn to its darkened ways
I could hide among its banks and shed my tears behind its trees
Like the wind I was swift to destroy but gentle in nature and soft in approach
Lonely was my silent world but solitude kept my secrets safe
Inside the forest lurked monsters tall and strong
Feeble arms of youth did fail me
Legs quick, with toughened feet could still not help in making an
This poem outlines my life.
escape for me

As my heart dismayed and my hope deferred I became even less than a name
I learned the ways to live like the shadows of my nightmares did
I took pleasure from the sweet words of tender birds
Found mild peace in the sun's beams
Could whisper loud enough to led a few strangers under my covering of leaves
But never did I trust enough to be lead away by the fleeting feet of my company
I was rooted to the earth with great loyalty

It wasn't until a rescuer came searching for me did I hear or see that there were other possibilities
He brought a light with Him and led the way
I experienced joy within His embrace
The cold barely nipped my nose
I walked, I ran, I crawled, but most of all He carried me..... away
I never saw the forest sing as I did underneath His wings
I now walk a lit but narrow path
Every step is safe and clear as along as I cease to stray
Those who made my knees weak call out from somewhere but I dare not find out from where
Painful things have since ambushed me on my way but I let my Savior save every day

I live without shame
My bruises and scares He has overcome
I feel abandoned no more
For my Lord has given me:
women on watchtowers for when I teeter or stumble
Men on horses with arrows to enter the battle before me
A family that extends past the norm
And a home where His name reigns above all

What more could I ask for?
How much more could I want?
I have a unconditional love all my own
Songs to sing and a friend for every time of need
Eternity is before me and glory resided in me
What is left of life now is to see who will come and join me
And to free those who see only the looming of darkness that is behind me
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bethcampbell said...
Apr. 13, 2011 at 12:58 pm
The strength it must have taken to write this book is impossible for me to understand.  What an amazing young lady.  You are an inspiration.
collegestudent replied...
Oct. 11, 2012 at 9:32 pm
I am having the same trouble, did you ever get an answer>
Jackie said...
Apr. 13, 2011 at 7:59 am

WOW!! Way to go Marie! What a brave and courageous young woman to share your life this way! It really touched me and I know it will reach out and help other young (and older) women move forward from their pasts, bringing freedom because they will know they are not alone! Thanks for being like Joshua...bold, strong and of good courage!

Awesome job!!!!!!

Kim M said...
Apr. 13, 2011 at 7:33 am
Marie, I think is going to be an awesome read for everyone and a cathartic part of your journey as well.  Rock on sista!
chelsieclemens said...
Apr. 13, 2011 at 12:42 am
marie this is amazing and truly inspiring. while we haven't seen you in year, reading this makes me hear your voice and and remember what an amazing person you are and what an impact you and your sister have had on my life. no matter where I go in life I will always remember you and love you deeply :) Keep up with your writing, it has always been a huge part of who you are, and will undoubtedly touch many people!
rachaelposs said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 11:11 pm
This book is truly inspiring! She is one of the most gifted young writers ever and I do not just say that because she is my sister. I say it because her book makes you feel things. Sometimes its hard to reach people but this book can do that. 
BLST said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 10:12 pm
 A very good read. Can't even begin to fathom such a life. Then Lord definetly has plans for your life after being able to survive all this.
Heather :) said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 10:09 pm
Honestly I came to read this story because I wanted to support Marie :) and wasn't going to read the whole thing, but as I started reading, I couldn't stop!  It demaded my attention, and I was disapointed that the story wasn't finished (YET!) PLEASE publish this so I can finish reading :) Awesome story...you go girl!!
Melony said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 9:44 pm
This story is real and is one that needs to be told. Heart wrenching but in the end full of hope....
Dannah Gresh said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 9:17 pm
As a published author, I know what it takes to put yourself out there like this. Gutsy, Marie. So proud of you. Your story is one everyone should hear.
Nassus Notnud said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 8:58 pm
I am biased, as I know Marie quite well... but this is a young woman who was born to write. It would be, in fact, a crime if she did not. 
Jenny said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 8:56 pm
Thought provoking regarding subjects people rarely talk about.  What a journey!
Helen said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 8:51 pm
Bravo, very good!!!
bookreader said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 8:21 pm
what a great book! i think that you are an awesome writer.... i think you have such a talent for writing. =] you should write more! 
centreguy said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 8:19 pm
Wow, this is a gifted young writer
lovekillerx3 said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 4:56 pm
Very good! I enjoyed reading this! :)

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