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.

    • melodylowes says:

      I’m pretty sure we’ve ALL been there, at one point or another. Thank you Caddo – your presence is uplifting always!

      • Caddo Veil says:

        Confession: even “now”, I’m sometimes tempted to go for the quick and sensual fix. Not often, but sometimes–so I’m newly grateful that there is now no condemnation… Walking in grace, I am!

      • melodylowes says:

        Oooh, I so love that no condemnation bit. I have a hard time getting it through my head strainer to my heart at times!

      • Caddo Veil says:

        It was one scripture I latched onto, early in my walk–it was probably all that kept me going some days. And now it’s like a joyful “grace” accessory to other truths I’ve learned–does that make sense?

      • melodylowes says:

        A wonderful, beautifying accessory!! 🙂

  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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