I walk a road, for me, alone.
The burden of sin bent my back.
Once I carried that heavy stone.
Now it is gone, an empty sack.
For Christ, the Lord, came in my life,
And squelched the sin that I could not.
He took away all grief, all strife,
And gave me truth; His Spirit taught.
There's no one else to walk my path,
But He, the Lord, is by my side.
He's taken all the Father wrath.
For me, He once gave life and died.
It was upon a wooden cross
He shed His blood for those He loved.
His life so pure it ended loss,
And now I'm one of His beloved.
My hope in Him narrows my path.
My love for Him constrains my soul.
I cannot understand His math.
My life for His, new shining tole.
My path now leads to Heaven's gate,
And joy now fills my emptiness.
My life now hangs on Him, not fate.
My path will end in loveliness.
This poem was a finalist in the July 2023 poetry contest