December 19, 2008
By Jessica Joldersma, Cedar Springs, MI

You'll say, "I don't believe"

And for me

It'll fell like a brick on the lungs

Air will flee from the beating chest

Compress the rib cage

Flatten the heart

Till there's nothing left

I'll scream shouts of pain

That cry for a halt in

This pain-staking pattern

That pulls your skin away from

My flesh

That wants nothing more than to hold itself close to you

Cradle you in your pain

My own body that wants to fling itself

Into the crowd that yells,


Crucify myself so you may understand

What salvation is

(but I cant be as strong as him

cant love as deep as him

cant save your soul, like he did)

But because I cant, he did

And now…

You can see what true love is

You can understand what peace is

You may know that life isn't just a path to death

But that death for you will not exists

Your life here, to be replaced with eternal life in heaven

You are given the chance to lay your head against he who gave

His all

For you, and the multitudes

So you'll say "I don't believe"

And I'll cry, "If you cant hear my voice, then listen to his"

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This article has 3 comments.

fitch2013 said...
on Jan. 4 2009 at 8:46 pm
Wow really wow! You're amazing!

crich897 said...
on Jan. 2 2009 at 11:05 pm
wow... that's terrific.

on Jan. 2 2009 at 10:48 am
awesome! go jesse!


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