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The Gateway to Love

by Dave Mudford © 2024

the rusty gate to his emotions
bolted shut with a bloodied remorse,
hope sails away to distant oceans
his silent whisper becoming hoarse.

regret embraced as his daily song
a tune that saturates living joy,
shame drowning and dragging him along
connection's blessing it will destroy.

silver linings corrupted by his struggles
hollow love just leaves him in the shallows,
fighting hard knocks curse with bleeding knuckles
self-respect left hanging at the gallows…

the mercy gate to his redemption
now opened wide through a bloodied price,
hope returning home to his perception
the voice of grace to his heart entice.

forgiveness embraced as his daily song
a tune that cultivates living joy,
acceptance gift, now dragging him along
connection's blessing does he enjoy.

golden streets are walked on despite his struggles
Christ's unfailing love takes him very deep
resting safe and secure, his heart now chuckles
true meaning into his emotions seep.

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