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Swimming Lessons

November 18, 2013
By CourtCourt DIAMOND, Franklinville, New York
CourtCourt DIAMOND, Franklinville, New York
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Favorite Quote:
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

I’m sinking
into your tar-filled lies
and smothering deception.
coughing up blood
from the razors you shoved
down my throat;
whoever said words don’t hurt
because I have yours pinpricked
on the tip of my tongue.
I’m yanking on the fishing line
you reeled me in with
but it’s caught on the lining of my stomach…
I guess you didn’t believe me when
I told you
there were butterflies in my aching tummy.
You always had to see
to believe.
But you can’t see me drowning
and all I hear is your voice
“I knew you’d learn to swim”
“One day…”

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