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Jul 2020 · 272
Vainglory Temptation
Nelida Evelisse Jul 2020
Temptation should be called agony
It’s blade never dulls
It is sharpened with each cut

The searing pain
Working through your mind
Each time the knife strikes

Manipulating whispers with its whip
Lashing until gashes form
Then salted with stinging guilt

This prolific playwright
And its vainglory stories
Demands a stellar performance

It plays with your desires when resistance attacks
It side blinds you with instigation
From past hurts that were never healed

It beats you down
To where you don’t know yourself
And your weaknesses are exposed

I cannot fathom what Jesus felt
While in agony in the garden
As temptation played its game

The weight on His shoulders
Heavier than any of us could ever carry
Brought Him down to His knees

But He beat this disease
He showed us it was possible
Through Him we will find the cure

So the next time temptation demands a performance

Turn to the True Prolific Playwright
Where vainglory is transformed into sacrificial love
Whose life inspires
And His stories teaches truth

Because when you know the truth
Temptation has no choice but to sit back
And see our OWN stellar performance
Aug 2019 · 12.1k
My Depression
Nelida Evelisse Aug 2019
Why do I feel numb
Watching the world
Listless in sight
Because I only see it in black and white

Colors are washed out of my eyes
And every light in me has died
All I see are smiles as frowns
Because I only see them upside down

Love songs don’t have any meaning
For a person who is trapped in their mind
Love can attempt to come my way
And I will just glance and walk away

Storm clouds cries and fills the ocean
But my salty tears competes with emotion
Filling the ocean ten times till tomorrow
That the ocean will be overwhelmed with sorrow

In the end,
I try a superficial smile
And try to fool myself for awhile
But as much as I try
There is nothing left inside
Because everything in me
Can’t seem to come alive
For those who suffer from mental illness, I hear you and I know.  There is help and above all hope.  You are strong, keep fighting, you are worth it.
Aug 2019 · 222
Anger's Battle
Nelida Evelisse Aug 2019
There’s a darkness that crawls within
Seeping through veins
Coursing through limbs

Fury of ten thousand waves
Crashing against the shore
Anger’s rampage and furor to abhor

The strength of invincibility
Masked with pain
Mistaken for strength when it’s rage

Its mission now is to consume the soul
To find the source
And destroy the core

Finding its way
Through its muddy trails
Feeling elated and yet with despair

Looking for something
Bright and serene
Onward it goes to destroy its gleam

The endless travails
Through rocky roads
Leading to places it will erode

At the corner of lies
Amidst valleys of corruption
Straight to the cave of total disruption

Where faith is entombed
And hope is not seen
Right in the street of lost dreams

But deep in the sunset
At a distance a sight
An island of love and wondrous might

Landed to destroy
The Holy contrary of ires
The divine, supreme, blessed fire

The Spirit is there
Tall and bright
Ready to protect the soul’s life

Denying entry
Of that black shadow
That will raise its bow and shoot its arrow

The armor of goodness
Will not go down
And the shield of truth will stand its ground

Dare if you may
To cross the line
The sword of love will slay the malign

Fear and hate
Is what you are
Trying to consume those near and far

You can fight
And you can persist
The soul will have my strength to resist

I am the light
That forever shines
And it will embrace all who are mine

Life is precious
This I’ll save
With every breath till the end of days
Jul 2019 · 250
Use Your Light
Nelida Evelisse Jul 2019
Use your light

Be the sunlight the moon depends
The sunrise to every darkness
The beam that breaks the clouds
The rainbow after the rain
The rays that makes life grow

Be the brilliance to aspire
The soldier of illumination
The enlightenment to anger
The firelight for warmth
The lamp without its shade

And if by chance
Your light starts to lose its luminance
As your candle’s fire loses its wick
Turn to the One whose light is eternal
And shines with a radiance of ten million suns

His beacon is never far
Just follow the blaze of love
Which leads to His home
His star
Your heart
Jul 2019 · 212
A New Dawn
Nelida Evelisse Jul 2019
Running in the meadow
The hands of breeze  
Caress her face

Arms flailing wildly
Laughing abandonly
With a freedom fresh as rain

Overwhelmed with joy
That cannot be contained
Touched by a light, hard to explain

With each new step
Vices deterred
And a brand new manner, that emerge

Falling to the ground
Without a care
She rises up and leaps into air

Running faster
Desperate to fly
To see the soul with fresh eyes

It’s dancing, it’s singing
With this new dawn
Pure and clear like an angelic song

She rejoice and praise
Without cease
Because she knows He made her believe

The wonders of life
And what they can mean
For someone low, but now see

The talents within
Was taking its slumber
Awaken by light like rolling thunder

"How can this be?"
She only looked up
And blessings poured which couldn’t be stopped

Just a glance
Is all He needs
For Him to say, “come with me”

As a glance is enough
For the graces to rain
For all He wants is to stop the pain

“My Love abounds
There’s no limit
I have room for all, and those who reject it”

She flings into His arms
With all her might
Grateful for the mercy he gave her life

She couldn’t let go, He didn’t mind
He whispered softly...
“You were here the whole time”

— The End —