LYRIC MAN-CHAPTER 5
Many times that summer he thought, if only God were a genie and the moment you surrender to Him, everything would fall into place, but that certainly didn't happen. In fact there would be many long, sorrowful days ahead.
But at least something had changed. The writer now had an undeniable inner peace that did not seem to diminish, or even wavier, in spite of his difficulty and pain. Over time an incredible sense of gratitude flooded his person. God in his grace had reached and rescued at just the right moment and now this lyric man was being made new from the inside out. Everyone around him, including those closest to him, noticed the change. It was as if the pressures of life had lifted off of him and he was free to fully care about others.
This amazing peace and gratitude was not on the back side of his storm, but in the midst of it. He would lose his music gig, and then his writing gig.. at least for a season or two. And the dark and ominous clouds the buffeted his wife would in some degree continue to this day, as she has never fully returned to the free spirit that she once was.
It was her idea for him to check out a poetry site. Through all the travail the one constant was his Muse and she wanted him to write. She almost demanded it! This was a depth of uncommon love that offered him this outlet when she couldn’t find one for herself. And so, with her encouragement, on a February night several years ago.. Lyric Man was born on Poetry Soup. To say it was therapeutic would be a massive understatement. Both the writings and the friendships were extremely healing.
Sadly, around three years ago this all came to a screeching halt when two Soup stalkers made predatory hacks into his personal life and media accounts. Harassing and threatening, not only him, but his wife and children. Forced to quickly exit the Soup was an indescribable agony.
To wrap up the story.. A few months ago Lyric Man returned to Soup. No longer for healing, as things have never been better, but simply for the love of writing. And not just his, but the pleasure of reading others works and encouraging writers to fulfill their dreams!
I can honesty say that this writer feels like the most blessed and highly favored man on the planet. God has allowed me to chase and live out my dreams. I have lots of time that I can devote to those most vulnerable in our world. I can’t help them all, but I try to do for a few what I wish I could do for all those who are vulnerable!
Copyright © Lyric Man | Year Posted 2018