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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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