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Things Fall Apart

Shattered life like rain clouds broken
Thunder rolls loud, the lion has spoken
Crisp cold air of oncoming storm
Feeling like an adult in a child’s form

My world comes crashing down
Echoes in the cave, deafening sound
Splinters flying everywhere
Groan in anguish, gross pain, a tear

One place to go, one shelter seek
Where I won’t feel that I am weak
In the arms of the Redeemer
There I will be sheltered forever

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  1. Date: 11/19/2010 5:58:00 AM
    The old Chinua Achebe line ... met him once, when he was released from jail. Never heard from him again. Quite a revolutionary guy, he is Biafran, you know. This poem is exactly as he would think.

  1. Date: 10/4/2010 9:37:00 PM
    Hey Joy! How are you, dear? So good to see you posting today! May the Peace of Christ be with you and your family,always, my dear friend! All will be well! Much love, your friend always, Audrey P.S. Thank you for the Beautiful"Thank You" card!