I sought to flee my troubled
and bought a jug of vintage
The taste to me was warm and
I felt a glow from head to feet.
But soon the flush had worn
again I faced a gloomy day.
When boredom seemed to settle
I went to town to shop again.
I bought a dress, two pairs of
and thought they would delete
But when I put them all away,
I faced once more a dreary day.
Down deep within I was so sad;
I felt no reason to be glad.
So I commenced to bake a treat,
all chocolaty and sugar sweet.
But after I consumed my fill,
my melancholy lingered still.
Then suddenly it dawned on me
how far from God I'd come to be.
Alone true peace I'd tried to
but only found a troubled mind.
How empty was the life I'd led;
though eating much I was not
So I knelt down mid pouring rain
and prayed that God would ease
I heard a whisper on the wind,
and looking up I found a
My inner peace now comes from
and He has smoothed the road I
Copyright © 1998 Ruth Gillis
Peace" received a Second
Place Award in the
February 1998 issue of The
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