Must I Walk this Path Again?

The sonnet below is a poetic version of last week’s blog. In the sonnet, I attempt to capture the emotional, physical and spiritual turmoil of the past few weeks. However, I also want to express the hope and courage I’m rediscovering as I write. The final couplet reaffirms God’s love for me and the child who’s tale I tell.

Oh, child so fair, your words exhaust my soul.

Your words ignite forgotten rage and pain.

Your words recall your fight to win control.

I did not think I’d walk this path again.


The path is dark, oh help me find my way.

This path is not the one from long ago.

Oh Lord, I do not think I want to stay.

The fear of pain commands that I should go.


Oh, child so fair, I hear your voice. It’s clear.

You tell the tale of hope that kept you sane.

You tell the tale that wiped away your fear.

Ah, I know why I walk this path again.


To show her she is precious in your sight.

To show her you have made everything right.


Related Posts:

Giving Her a Voice

Be Still and Know that I am God

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2 thoughts on “Must I Walk this Path Again?

  1. Charlotte, I really appreciate your work. Sending appreciation, respect and AWE your way. Thank you for your important words and heart work. With gratitude, Jude Markland Gold Coast, Australia

    Sent from my iPhone



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