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Deep Within The Crucible Of My Soul

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 At the very core of my being
There is a living and all-powerful force
Protecting me from the evil forces
Sent to besiege and to destroy my spirit

 I have been touched by tarnished hands
Yet I’ve remained untouched

 I have been seen with unwanted eyes
Yet I’ve remained unseen

 I have heard the sound of words
Which were destructively piercing to the ear
Yet I only hear the essence of my beauty being expressed

 The tinge of filth has been poured upon me
Yet I’ve remained as fresh as a blossoming flower

 I have tasted the bitterness of abuse
Yet my tongue continues to utter
Sweet words of praises
To the unyielding…Everlasting…All-Encompassing
God within me

 This strength prevails because
The inner eye sees not like the outer
The inner ear hears not like the outer
The inner nose smells not like the outer
And the inner mouth tastes nor speaks like the outer

 I have been victimized and by many I’ve been despised
But in the words of Maya Angelou
I say to them, “STILL I’LL RISE.”

 I’ll rise because there is a secret place
Deep within the crucible of my soul
A place of safety and refuge
A place of tranquillity and peace
A place of harmony
And a place of unconditional love
Deep, deep within the crucible of my soul!

 – Angela Glaude-Hosch

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