by Michael Shoemaker
Out, thou enemy of my soul! No longer will I listen to your dangling pernicious words of hate, persuading whispers of sedition, or laughter at my misery. In me, you will not find a safe harbor or shelter from the brightest beating sun of truth. Reprobate of heart, mind, might, will and reason, I am not neutral and will not yield or run. I will stand with the Son of God, my Defense and Shield in all peril. All your aims for me will fail and fall forever away. I choose One- the Man of Gethsemane who bought me with His blood. Victory, victory for one day.
Michael Shoemaker is a poet, writer, and photographer. His writing has appeared in Ancient Paths Literary Journal, the Christian Courier, The Compass Literary Magazine and elsewhere. He lives in Magna, Utah with his wife, and son where he enjoys looking out on the Great Salt Lake every day. He is looking forward to two of his poems being published in the Poetry Pacific Anthology in 2024.