In the Shadow of the Manna

Your seeds were sown for others,

but I will take your crumbs –

vacuous, hollow,

I seek something, anything, to fill this cavernous pit.

One smile is feast, one glance food for thought

for filling full the months of famine.

Cursed I am, to desire your mite,

atomic particles of comfort worn thin,

scraps of bone and sinew to gnaw

against this insatiable hunger.

Dare I for true Bread,

whose fortunes fed on fickle?

Malnutrition mocks;

distended belly blunders on

in the shadow of the Manna…

*

How often I have gorged myself on what will never satisfy, when the Bread of Heaven is readily available!

12 comments on “In the Shadow of the Manna

  1. RoSy says:

    The picture looks like a bouquet of snow flowers!

  2. Caddo Veil says:

    Oh boy, have I been there!! This is good, Melody–God bless you today.

  3. Brilliant expansive breadth of truth!

  4. Debbie says:

    Thank you so much for how you share His grace and goodness with us, through your poems. You help us to not draw back, but come closer to the Manna.God bless you!

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