Sin is an Escape Room (Poem by Me)

Ev’ry sin is a kind of escape room,
Sometimes Satan leads you in a wrong door,
Sometimes you are in the room from the womb,
People spend years in there staring at the floor.

Then a friend lifts your head,
Instead it could be a blunt confession,
Or a heartfelt prayer opens your eyes to see,
Else a verse frees you from the oppression.

You wait for the doorway to be unbarred,
Refuse to take the devil’s communion,
Sneak courageously past the demon guard,
And run for your dear life from loss and ruin.

In the Spirit of the Lord, there’s freedom*,
He restores what the locusts have eaten**.

*See 2nd Corinthians 3:17.
**See Joel 2:25.

The Faithful (poem + analysis by me)

We swim in the fountain spring,
Hear the harmonious choir sing,
His radiant face ne’er grows dim,
In the fountain spring, we swim.

We ascend to a mountain peak,
With His rod and His sheep,
Gravity seems to suspend,
To a mountain peak, we ascend.

We leap into a haystack,
Freefall and don’t look back,
Sit among tares and wheat,
Into a haystack, we leap.

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ANALYSIS

This poem is a quatrain with some symbolism. Here it is again with the symbols decoded:

We swim in the fountain spring, [Believers drink from spring of eternal life]
Hear the harmonious choir sing, [united in joyful singing in fellowship]
His radiant face ne’er grows dim, [Light of Christ is eternal]
In the fountain spring, we swim.

We ascend to a mountain peak, [A holy life that brings us close to God]
With His rod and His sheep, [With the help of Christ & His body]
Gravity seems to suspend, [No fear of falling]
To a mountain peak, we ascend.

We leap into a haystack, [Confident and without fear]
Freefall and don’t look back, [never returning to our forgiven sins]
Sit among tares and wheat, [living in a world with unbelievers]
Into a haystack, we leap.

©2016 Kim Bond

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