Iron Maiden

Through the Iron Maiden’s bars

I spy a fairyland, a place

where peace grows, seeded row by row

with roots of safety, soil of grace.

But Iron Maiden bids me stay,

she bars the path to enter in;

whispers how I don’t belong,

hints at defect deep within

so here I stop, with longing gaze,

aching for the scene I spy,

wanting Eden’s leafy rest,

believing Iron Maiden’s lie.

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17 comments on “Iron Maiden

  1. Robert Rife says:

    Theology 101. In poem no less. Nice.

  2. Lori Lipsky says:

    Marvelous. Well done.

  3. Caddo Veil says:

    OH WOW, OH WOW! This is fabuloso, Melody–great work, and definitely echos in my heart. God bless you Big–love, sis Caddo

    • melodylowes says:

      Fabuloso!! How very European! I’m in love with anything Italian since my virgin trip to Europe last fall – would so love to get back! πŸ™‚

      • Caddo Veil says:

        There’s some dead spaghetti in my fridge, you can have–oh, but you have gluten issues. Serious bummer, eh? So, that recipe I sent might not work for you–with the Ritz crackers? (I wonder if “fabuloso” is also Spanish…)

      • melodylowes says:

        Yeah – no wheat, rye, or barley for me – one sister has Celiac, and I have 2 of the 4 markers, with some symptoms, so I am going g-free to prevent the colon cancer that has stricken my uncle….I do have g-free cracker options, although g-free stuff always reacts differently than the real deal and has often disappointing results in regular recipes without some serious ‘fiddling’…

      • Caddo Veil says:

        Hmmm, this IS a serious bummer, Melody. I could eat rye bread just by itself–love it; and I love barley in my soups. Let me know if your cracker options work for the Pineapple Casserole–if you decide to make it.

      • melodylowes says:

        Will do! πŸ™‚

  4. Debbie says:

    You amaze me at what you just keep finding to write about each day! God bless you as you enter in with Him!

  5. are you ironing some clothes today

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