The Cavern of My Heart

by Jason Kirk Bartley

I locked away a hidden cavern 
in my heart,
my darkest secrets,
biggest fears, and many broken promises were hidden inside.
No one could see,
the ones I chose not to 
so this deep and dark cavern with skeletons hid inside,
I tried to keep from my Savior,
In this cavern, I would hide.
But one day Jesus asked me if I’d give Him the key,
to that door which was locked,
I did not want Him to see?
His blood was applied and I could no longer hide,
He knew what was within,
this secret chamber,
which was festering with heartache and sin.
Finally, I gave Him the key to this secret place,
the one I really didn’t want him in,
and would have to face.
I reminded Him that He might not like 
the things He swept away.
But I knew He already knew the deepest and the darkest secrets that He took away on this day.

Jason Kirk Bartley is a Christian poet from Chillicothe, Ohio. He is 47 years old and married to Nila, his forever love. He has been published poems and won awards. Jason holds a Master’s degree in Ministry from Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Ohio. 

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