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White heart set in feathered butterfly style wings

When troubles come and disaster looms

When we are tossed like flotsam

on a stormy sea dragged

d

o

w

n

by whirlpools

of

worry

and

 fear

When darkness

desc-

ends

and hope is

drown-

     i

     n

g

We like sailors of old, must cry out,

“Lord save us!

Don’t you care that we are

sinking

fast?”

Then at last

He calms the storm to a whisper

Stilling the waves

leading us safe to harbour

Letting us float

light as a feather

in His peace

As we give thanks

with a grateful heart now

at ease

© Michelle Sherlock 14/3/15

Poetry techniques: Playing with assonance, enjambment and shape poetry

Written in response to life and Psalm 107 (NLT)
28 Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
29 He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves.
30 What a blessing was that stillness as he brought them safely into harbor!
31 Let them praise the Lord for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them.
32 Let them exalt him publicly before the congregation and before the leaders of the nation.

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