Open Arms

Open Arms

A Poem by A.Lee

Lift the veil so we can breathe

Let us see the shining sun

Open up your rusty gates

Give us shelter in your warmth


Pull us out of the heavy sand

And let us bathe in your cool springs

Lift the weight that bears us down

Give us space to spread our wings


Don’t leave us hiding in the dark
Where we choke and fade to dust

Lift us out of the gloomy swamp

And let us melt in your embrace

© 2010 A.Lee

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This was an inspiration. I loved the line:

*Open up your rusty gates*

It's like the world has forgotten that they have someone they can lean on. This had me think of how sad this world would be if our pillar of support collapsed under our weight. This poem truly made me grateful to be able to as for help and protection under the love that is held for us all. Beautiful work. There is a gentle confidence in it all..that every cry for help will be responded to.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Very inspiring religious piece. The stanzas are bright and dark at the same time something I find rare yet refreshing for a religious piece

Posted 11 Years Ago

Uplifting and inspirational.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I love you're writing! Amazing write. :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

I do wonder who this is written to. It does sound almost religious, but not necessarily. Poems are, of course, very personal things.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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I agree. This sort of reminds me of a prayer. It's very uplifting and motivational. Good write.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I like this piece! Kind of a prayer. I too like the verse:
"Open up your rusty gates."
This line for me says that the gates to Heaven have been closed for far too long.

Great write!

Posted 12 Years Ago

I feel the inspiration from it, a very nice write, it flowed very well and the rhyme was not forced, it has a good beat to it in my opinion. Keep writing. :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

you have an amazing way with words I love it :]

Posted 12 Years Ago

Ahhhhh...the first uplifting piece I have read from you in a long while...big smile on my face. This was beautiful and full of hope and a willingness to do what it takes. I really liked this.

Posted 12 Years Ago

This is beautiful. That's the only word i can think of right now.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on June 14, 2010
Last Updated on June 16, 2010



Monroe, GA

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