Recovery

6 steps forward, 3 steps back.

4 steps forward, 1 step back.

3 steps forward, 2 steps back.

We climb the spiral staircase.

Paddling sometimes against the waves, trying to keep us trapped on an island of discouragement and despair.

Certain, that our future is bright.

Certain, that symptoms will fade.

Certain, that peace is a foregone conclusion.

Certain, that no amount of darkness can stand against the inevitable.

6 steps forward, 3 steps back.

4 steps forward, 1 step back.

3 steps forward, 2 steps back.

We climb the spiral staircase.

Hoping, Knowing, Feeling, Striving, Accepting, Solving, Receiving, Asking, and Becoming toward a better tomorrow.

Trial’s End

By: Woodrow Odom Lucas

It is the crack of sunlight at 5:30 am on a sandy beach,

It is this intuitive sensation, like winds of serendipity are blowing on the ether that surrounds us,

It is the elated recognition that darkness can’t out step the pace of your gratitude,

And it is this sober reckoning that the distance between you and torment gets greater and greater with each passing day.

It is a circumstance.

It is a feeling.

It is the hand of God caressing your soul and whispering, “You made it, It’s over, you’re home once more.”

And as the you, that you have been waiting to emerge starts to resurface.

You scream at the top of your lungs, “I’m brilliant! God’s brilliant! We’re brilliant!! And the best is yet to come!!”

Romance

By: Woodrow Odom Lucas

Romance is a game of chance,

A game of risk,

A game of loss,

Some don’t play and find God,

Some don’t play and find solitude,

Some don’t play and find isolation,

Some play the game of Romance and writhe in agony,

Some play, and find a fairy tale.

Romance is a game of chance,

A game of risk,

A game of love.

Dangerous, but worth playing every time.

And but one rule I give you for this recreation,

Let the heart lead,

And when heart and head align, that’s when you know you’ve arrived somewhere!!!

 

HELL

By: Woodrow Odom Lucas

I tell you this brothers and sisters,

Hell is not just a mythical place in God’s imagination,

Hell is real,

Hell is not a location, hell is a state of being, where one is plagued by the horror of one’s own darkness with no intermediator to bring comfort.

I tell you this brothers and sisters,

Hell is not just a mythical place in God’s imagination,

Hell is real,

I have been there.

But this one thing I have learned from hell,

A lesson that will empower me to eradicate it from your consciousness.

HELL DOES NOT LAST FOREVER!!!

Hell only lasts as long as you need it to last, so as to mold and shape you into the King and Queen that you are,

And once it has done its work it fades away.

God will never leave you forsaken brothers and sisters.

I tell you this brothers and sisters,

Hell is not just a mythical place in God’s imagination,

Hell is real,

Hell is not a location, hell is a state of being, where one is plagued by the horror of one’s own darkness with no intermediator to bring comfort.

But hell will NEVER LAST FOREVER.

It will only last, as long as you need it to, to become the beauty that you are!!

For you are beauty not ugliness,

You are joy not misery,

You are light not darkness,

And soon all hell will be swallowed up by the power of our collective imagination,

And we will know war no more!!!