Unwelcome Thoughts

Like small white balls

Air-blown in cage machine

For bingo games, unwelcome

Unbidden thoughts continually

Burst to surface of conscious

Mind, short-circuiting transitory

Peace, hurtling me off on 

Deadly tormented tangents…

I hurriedly try to race ahead

Of them, make escape, while

At the same time, tugging on

Reins to stop their hell-bent

Gallop toward cliff’s edge…

Surely they are invisible barbed

Demons from spirit world

Beneath earth’s verdure and

Glorious rich depths of sea… they

Are not invited, must I repeat

Destroyer’s stealthy assault minions

Sent specifically to slay me

 ©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.



Storm starts scary stirring

Fear-frothed waves rise flailing

Curl, crash o’er, repeating

Taut terror’s churl swirling

Anxieties e’er pulling

Toward nameless jaws’ gnawing…

Dim faith gasps, grasping

Unseen hand; shadows separating

At Hallowed Heart’s heaving…

Soul soothed, sustained, surfacing

Savior’s arms ne’er forsaking

 ©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations,  2020 ~ All rights reserved.

New Living Translation
“He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters.” Psalm 18:16

New American Standard Bible
“‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'” Isaiah 41:10