The darkness of anger

It’s what I feared

Feared that if it spoke

Would rage

Would resent

Would never stop

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The silenced ones

They disappear

Into the dark

Familiar, horrible comfort

Of hiding

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Righteous indignation

For the dishonor

Of hearts

Of love

Without respect

Such deep dishonor

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The culprits

There’s none to blame

Only shame

Only pain

Only deep despair

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That won’t keep quiet

Bribe them

Shame them

Berate them

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Cry out for honor

Permit them

Or they will rage

Give them dignity

Lest those who hold them

Come to ruin

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And once they do

There’s no returning

To what was


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Written by Crisie Hutchings

I've committed my life to serve Jesus Christ and His Church. My passion is to see people rescued and brought into life and to serve them in music and communication of God's Word. I do that through every venue available from this blog to podcasts and videos. My hope is that you are encouraged, provoked and somehow healed and inspired through what you experience here on this website. It is my privilege to oversee the worship ministry at Covenant Love Church in Fayetteville, NC. My husband, John, and I do life with three adult children and their families and a beagle named Buddy!

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