Her head hangs

by a thread

eyes scanning dirt

as if to seek the soul

hidden under a crust

of regret

The burden of proof

on burdened shoulders

grips her gaze

with enough gravity

to tie her eyes to earth

but oh! humble heart,

you cannot outweigh


you cannot sink

beneath it

or plod past it

or hang low enough

to mar its magnificence

So look up

set your eyes

beyond this sin-stained soil

to the air beyond

your reach

for it is here

that grace



23 comments on “Exhale

  1. Peter Wiebe says:

    A beautiful portrayal of grace. What a breath of fresh air God’s grace is to weary sinners!

  2. Lyle Krahn says:

    Grace is a wonderful gift.

  3. Caddo says:

    Grace as “breath” is a wonderful image–thank you! God bless you BIG! love, sis Caddo

  4. Pam says:

    so beautiful, Melody

  5. Wonderful analogy on grace and heavenly compassion !

  6. Debbie says:

    This was wonderful and encouraging, Melody! Thank you for our lesson on grace!

  7. Heidi Viars says:

    Marvelous musing, Miss Melody!!!!

  8. Gallivanta says:

    ‘You cannot outweigh grace” …lovely line. Makes me think of the Ancient Egyptian depiction of the weighing of the heart against a feather. In that scenario a bad/dishonest heart could outweigh the feather. I am imagining that feather as grace and unable to be outweighed no matter what heart was put next to it.

  9. As always…your words are profound and thought provoking! Job well done!!

  10. This is a wonderful poem, a keeper for times in need!

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