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Poem: I am an Anchor




I am an anchor.

Intentionally built to sink,

To ground someone else

While they float in the sky.



Chained to the clouds,

I fight,

Against the tides, against

The wind.



The tugging means

That I am alive.

The fighting provides

Me with breath.



What if the chain breaks,

I fear.

I can't lift myself,

I know.



Worry is real,

But fighting is life.



***

My Commentary:



I'm not really sure how I thought of this poem. Largely, it's about the hurt that comes when you choose to find your identity in your service to other people. Helping people shouldn't become our obsession, a source of bitterness, our identity. Without the grace of God, that's exactly what service becomes.




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