Before I Rise

Author: Chara Donahue

Before I Rise

I must make the choice. It’s on me.
What to believe? What to negate?
Today I ask, which voice will it be?

Live in the light determined to see,
or let depravity poison today’s fate?
I must make the choice, It’s on me.

Passively cower? An internal absentee?
Will truth employed set lies straight?
Today I ask, which voice will it be?

Deciding in the morning hour is key.
What will my life communicate?
I must make the choice. It’s on me.

Resist  and make dark thoughts flee.
Leave behind these chains, this weight.
Again I asked, which voice would it be?

From accusation and doubt, an escapee.
With mind renewed I celebrate.
I will make the choice to live; be free.
Today I declare: His voice it will be.

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.'”~Isaiah 6:8





Readers: Do you think about what you are thinking about? Is it important for us to watch our thoughts? Why?