Upon a Stool

Upon a Stool

Once upon a time

I sat alone

With nothing more than cold, damp stone.

Upon a stool

I sat and sat

And thought about

The fool

I’d been.

At times I’d shout

But no one came

Much to my chagrin.

I wasn’t meant

To be let out.

There was no doubt

That I’d been bad,

And caused others

To be very sad.

Those with clout

Set my punishment,

And so I sat

Amongst the stone.

All alone.

Yes,

There were times

I thought that

I’d go mad.

But then the light

Would shine bright

And hope restored

my inner lad.

copyright Robyn Graham

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Upon a Stool

“Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord.  There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.” Proverbs 23:17-18

Solitary Confinement

Solitary Confinement

Punishment

For

Crimes Committed

Time

For

Consideration

Moments

Of

Reflection

Dreams

Of

A Different Path Chosen

Remorse

For

 Wrongs Committed

Regret

Anger

Humility

Hope

Repentance

For

Pain Engendered

Faith

That

Grace Will Be Given

copyright Robyn Graham

Solitary Confinement

Solitary Confinement

“…God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:5-7