Friday, April 8, 2011

Worlds Shaken by Sheila Odom Hollinghead

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those in Japan.

Worlds Shaken

by Sheila Odom Hollinghead

The world shook, their world,

And mine.

Waves washed over lives, their lives,

And mine.

Smiles faded from faces, their faces,

And mine.

Deep within cores melted, their cores,

And mine.

Hands lifted in surrender, their hands,

And mine.

The world broke in minutes, their world,

And mine.

Their cores melt still.

Arms forever unmovable,

Raised in surrender.

Bodies forever broken,

Washed to the shore.

Their world shakes still.

My waves wash over me;

Shaky and tearful,

I throw my arms up in surrender

To he who mends broken lives.

The unshakable solidifies

My faith, my core,

Steadies and

Hands clasp, to steady theirs.

Sheila is a retired middle-grade science teacher and proud grandmother to three. She lives in south Alabama with her husband of thirty years.

She has two blogs, one for Christian writers called Rise, Write, Shine! (url: and a devotional blog,Eternal Springs (url:

Thank you to Sheila for participating in last month's challenge! If you'd like the opportunity to have your challenge response posted, respond to this month's challenge found in the post from April 2.
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