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Teen and Tween Tuesday
2/18/2014 12:00:01 AM by: Patti Shene

Welcome to Ariel J, who has so graciously stopped by to share some of her work.

 

-Where I Belong-

All I cared for, all I wanted, all I ever longed for-- every sunrise; the first flight of the day. It’s that moment when nothing else matters, that moment when the world around seems to fade away. That moment… was now.

I spread my powerful wings and allowed the cool breeze to flow through. My beating heart froze, yet I was more alive than a herd of elephants. With one flurry of might, I was off, free and without a care in the world.  My feathered wings fought against the wind-powered current. I peered down at the landscape below. A ray of color raced across the parched soil.

Field mouse: or in my eyes, prey. I extended my trenchant talons and made a swift dive for the defenseless creature. My victim gave a cry of agony. I grasped tighter, piercing its flesh. Silence fell over the open dry land. My hunger was satisfied. I gazed at the moon, its glow illuminating my eyes.

This was where I belonged. I mounted upon air and soared upon hope. They call Australia the Land Down Under. I call it Home.

****

-Silence Is Torment-

 

I close my eyes...What comes to mind?

Images. Silent memories.

I don't know how to define them because they are silent.

Silence overtakes me.

 

I open my eyes.

I am surrounded by crowds...These crowds are the epitome of noise.  

All I can hear is a jumbled clash of words...

Is this my reality?

I open my mouth to speak...Fear pulls it shut.

Silence...is torment.

 

I am searching-Searching for something...Truth.

But does it exist?

I am aching to find it.

 

Empty words overwhelm my soul.

Lies fill my heart.

Fear kicks at my side.

I collapse. I fall. I have given up hope.

...Silence.

 

Yet again, it is broken.

This time with that of a voice...which is pure, holy...Just.

"I am the way, the truth and the life..."

 

The words speak softly to my soul...

 

"Come to me....And I will give you rest."

 ...

 

I breathe in a rush...Of silence.

 

But this silence-

 

This silence...

        

    Is Peace.

 

Ariel J is a 14 year-old home school student. She comes from a family of nine kids, and she would never have it any other way! She is also in love with all things music. Singing is her passion and Jesus is her life. In her spare time, you’ll find her hanging with her wonderful friends and family, writing, sketching/drawing, day-dreaming, playing basketball, watching football and of course—singing.


Comments

Patti Shene From Colorado At 3/1/2014 7:19:56 PM

Hi Precarious. Thanks for stopping by to give Ariel a word of encouragement.

Precarious Yates From Te At 3/1/2014 4:55:35 PM

Great stuff, Ariel J! Thanks for sharing!

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