In the Company of Wolves


In the Company of Wolves

Believed to be genuine
Turned out not to be.

Not free to be me.
Not having needs met.
All give with no return.

People pleasing.
Unable to say no.

Depleted, yet continuing to sow
Without yield.
Without benefit.

Lacking depth.
Lacking honesty.

Give and give some more.
Unable to free myself.
Unable to close the door.

Ultimately, betrayed.

Abandoned as an outcast.

Doomed to repeat
With the same results.
How deeply the wounds penetrate.

Preferring silent isolation
To the company of ravenous wolves.

~ Laurie Pontious-Andrews


About unabashedhope

The name Unabashed Hope comes from my favorite poem by Emily Dickinson. Unabashed means not embarrassed, disconcerted or ashamed. I believe Emily's poem, Hope is the Thing with Feathers, says it best: Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chilliest land And on the strangest sea; Yet, never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.

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  1. I was reading about Jonathan and David’s relationship this morning as well as Saul’s jealousy and what it drove him to do. It stirred up some of my own history. Writing is very healing especially if I’m able to do it in the moment my emotions are stirred. God is so good! I never quite know where or how time spent with Him will take me. ❤️

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