Insular safety, closed off in cavernous refuge;
My hiding place, my home, it’s the natural me;
Needing no one! I’m cuddling in this lie so huge;
Self-imposing my isolation; refusing to be free;
Once it was good reason; year of pain deluge:
Pain! Pain! Pain! Pain! Pain! Pain! Pain! Pain!
Terrible bell! Agony’s relentless knell tolling!
Now, clanging stopped but left memory stain;
Lick the wounds; all the while days keep rolling;
Forgotten, moribound isolation finding no gain;
Satiate isolation fed on old memories re-rolling;
Disconnect! This torturous clanging, re- tolling!
Lone! Lone! Lone! Lone! Lone! Lone! Lone! Lo…
As Holy Spirit wind gusts! Window flies open!
Joyously! As sunshine floods self-incarceration!
Lighting dark corners, revealing all left broken;
As song birds soothe away my need for isolation;
Paving way for hearing His trust Words spoken!
A shattered soul’s reconnection with His Creation;
Heaven’s bells sing! As a new song begins ringing!
Love! Joy! Love! Joy! Love! Joy! Love! Joy! Love! Joy!
Heart wounds fester; mortify in cave-like isolation;
Healing starts when lonely hearts pry open to joy!