When thoughts are whizzing round and round
a hamster on that wheel,
I beg for calm to be my balm,
a glint of love or light.
I wish for hope to help me through,
my shoulders, through my mind,
I ask for peace, for my release
just drive me to despair,
I crave you know, for speed to slow,
assault me in my sleep,
I beg for grace to take its place
am very much alone,
I wish for love, for light above:
frustrate me, give me pain,
I need love so, to let them go,
it’s me I cannot stand;
beg ‘hope’, you see, to nurture me,
don’t know which way is right.
‘Oh please,’ I say, ‘show me the way,
I’m held safe within love.
Life’s there for me as I’m set free,
I tread this path each day;
self-worth, you see, it values me,
Keep walking forward, do not turn back,
stay in this hopeful place.
Reach out, don’t stop, give all you’ve got,
rest in life’s endless grace.
© Nicky Clifford 2016