I’m living in the shadow of yesterday
With dreams I had for tomorrow
But the plans are shattered more each day
As I try to hide the sorrow.
When life is so out of focus
And my feelings have all grown numb
I think there must be more to life than this…
I’ve become a circle of one.
Decisions are hard to come by
There’s no trust even in myself.
Yet there’s a will to survive inside us all –
That may be all of “me” that’s left.
But whatever there is within me
I must turn it into something more.
I can’t live my life for others now
And they can’t see the world from my shore.
We all have our own life’s story to tell
And not one is worse than the other.
But there must be common ground somewhere
And a balm to ease the struggle.
Take the good you see in me
And learn from it if you will.
But when you observe the wrong I do
I hope you can accept me still.
I don’t anchor my soul on anyone else
I want no one’s weight on me.
So I leave my burdens at the foot of the Cross
And Jesus sets me free.
Written by Karen Austin – Elah Publication – June 2003
Blessings to you.