A closed bulb that never bloomed shrinks in the darkness
Unable to find the light, feeling close to death
The time has gone by so swiftly
She thought she had more time….
Nearly 40 years have gone by
Quite likely she’s halfway through this life
This wasn’t the life she had planned
That’s what a voice whispers to her
She had big plans, many left unfulfilled
Dreams came and went over the years
Sitting all alone, wondering why
Why didn’t she do more, work harder?
The once brilliant violet hue is turning gray
But surely this isn’t how the story ends?
Can’t one still find a way while there’s still life within?
A troubled and discouaged soul asks the silent night air
Though inaudible to most, a tiny voice rings out in the night
There is time yet to get it right, if one decides to try
It’s only too late once you’re dead and dead you are not
The tiny voice has become loud enough for her heart to hear its words
You have a life, one so kindly given to you
Shall you continue to waste the precious time given to you?
Or perhaps, will you then open your eyes and move your limb so that you may finally break the curse
The one you set upon yourself, the one preventing you from truly living
But, I’m afraid, she replies quietly
I’ve messed up so many times, too many to count
I’ll likely just mess up once more, it’s a vicious cycle really
She hangs her graying head in doubt and sadness
Fear holds you back from what could be a wonderful life, my friend
The now booming voice calls out to her
Taking risks are a part of life, one that shouldn’t be ran away from
Instead, grab the bull by the horns and give it all you’ve got.
Sometimes you’ll fail, hear the word no, and lose too
But, you’ll also find strength, learn who you are, and find you’ll win sometimes as well
A life only half lived is sad and it’s such a waste of the precious gift of time given to you
Put away doubts, self pity, and fear today and embrace courage, hope, and the life the awaits you
Not totally convinced, but willing to try, if only to quiet the aching within
She lifts her head, dries her tears, and starts to stand
I’ll try, today yes, I will try to put fears and worries to rest
One day at a time, that’ll be all I can promise though
The voice replies, that’ll be all you or anyone can do
And when you do fall, don’t let it beat you or keep you down
Rise again, my beautiful and wonderful friend
Rise up, claim today as yours in Him, and see that while sometimes you lose, so do you also sometimes win.