LYRIC MAN-CHAPTER 4
The weary eyed writer of love, is trance walking toward the black widow's flat... when his phone rings. The last person he thought would be on the other end was his wife, she never called anymore. He answered without even looking at the screen. The moment he heard her voice he fell to pieces; tears burst from the corners of his eyes and ran river trails down his guilty cheeks. She spoke.. her words were garbled, as she was and had been for some time, dependent on heavy meds. (It was also the middle of the night back in the States).To be honest, he would not recall much of the content or context of the call, or what, if anything, he said. What was remembered. What will always be remembered was the voice, her voice. And the love he felt at the sound of it. Her voice was all he had left in his world!
By the second word he knew it was her. By the third.. the spell he had been under was broken. Beyond that he didn't know. He was on his knees, far from home, weeping in front of passersby. All the song writers dreams were tied to that voice. A thousand memories flooded his abandoned heart. The magnificence of the past and now his present reality, left him feeling so vulnerable and helpless.. it was as if a child was trapped in an adult body, not knowing what to do or where to turn.
If there was a God, He had totally betrayed this poor writer. Who could argue? How could a good God allow such horrible things to happen? If God exist, he reasoned.. then He has purposefully allowed life's ocean waves to overwhelm and overtake all of his dreams, as if they were mere sand castles. His Princess, his past, and his peace were all gone.. if his wife ever returned it would have to be by some pure chance. It would not happen by God's divine hand.. such power was a child's fairytale.. religion, he thought, was the cruelest of lies.
He was alone without direction, the saddest man on earth. Summer was so hot and slow.. everyday a hell. Then one day he had a true "Damascus Road" encounter. In a story too long, and perhaps controversial, to explain here.. he was introduced into an authentic personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
Many times that summer he thought, if only God were a genie and the moment you surrender to his Lordship, everything fell into place, but that certainly didn't happen. In fact..
Note: This is Chapter 4 in a series of five chapters that give context to my writings. I'm grateful for anyone following along this journey.
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