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Hurt That Lingers

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There is a hurt that lingers

So deep within my soul

It’s like I’m holding on to it

Without it…don’t feel whole

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I know I’ve been forgiven

For wrongs that I have done

And those done me by others

I’ve forgiven every one

~~~

So now I’m letting go today

Of sorrow that I feel

Unnecessary sorrow

So these wounds may fin’lly heal

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Please help me not to look at them…

To leave them all alone

Except just for recalling them

As if a stepping stone

~~~

I pray the smile upon my face

Be genuine and real

Not just disguising pain and hurt

That deep inside I feel

~~~

I am not ruled by feelings

Though feel them, I will do

While resting in your mercy and

Your love so deep and true.

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Author: Anne Sikes

"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us." (2 Cor. 4:7) Sharing the journey through daily thoughts and struggles, examination of Scripture, poetry, music and art.

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