WRITING 201: To the Holder of my life’s map

I know you since I’m three or two

You know life’s hell that I’ve been through

Up, down, and up again

Rollercoaster life feels like I’m in vain

Surrender, that’s what I did

As I sink in the sea of grief

My dream is dead, I said to self

As I smell my failure’s stench

I let go, and let You lead

As my hope slowly fall asleep

At my lowest, you came finally

I touch the sky, on bended knee


©2015 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: ilovehdwallpapers 

Inspired by: Touch the Sky by Hillsong

In response to Writing 201 Day 5 assignment:

Day 5: Map, Ode, Metaphor

Maps tell stories — about places we know and others we wish to visit, about technology and the speed with which we can traverse vast distances, and about the things we’ll see (or avoid) on our way from point A to point B.

Whether you choose to write about an actual map, an imaginary one, or just about a particular route that means something special to you, make today’s poem about a space you inhabit (or wish to. Or would rather avoid).

After I read the assignment for today, I dig into my brain to look for inspiration.

I usually listen to music while I give the assignment some thoughts. “What kind of map should I include? To whom or to what should I write an ode for?”

Then it hit me. Words just flow through me as I compose this post while listening to the song that I embed.

It felt surreal to translate into words an ode to HIM who holds my map.

It felt right to give him back the honour He deserves.

It felt good to look back how HE picked me up when I am at my life’s lowest.

Yes, this is for HIM. To HIM who holds my map.


86 thoughts on “WRITING 201: To the Holder of my life’s map”

      1. Beautiful is not just what our eyes see,
        Sometimes emotions beautify the matching spree;
        I found your words beautiful and so is the soul behind that writing,
        And you think you are not beautiful? Think again before your citing!! 🙂

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    1. Hi Lucile. How are you?
      I apologise for a very very late reply. I cannot figure out why I missed your comment. Nonetheless, thank you so much. 🙂

      I appreciate your kind words so much! 🙂


    1. Hi there! I am quite clueless why I missed your comment. But it is better late than never so I want to thank you for your kind words. 🙂 I treasure them so much. 🙂

      Yes, I do think that we are on the same page with rhymes. 🙂 I usually write poems with rhymes. 🙂

      And yes, it is easy to embed a song. 🙂 You just have to get the link and paste in the HTML part of the wordpress ‘compose’ page. 🙂

      Thank you again. 🙂


  1. This is so beautiful! 😀 It has passed my sleeping time, I wondered why I’m still at reader..haha. But your poem is so lovely and beautiful, it made me want to sing! 🙂

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      1. That’s amazing! I like writing fan fiction and most of my stories (published and unpublished) are titles from songs that inspired the story. When the music is good, you can’t help but go with it!

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  2. I really liked it…found your song here…yay! :p
    He truly is the holder of our life’s map.And he comes in and always saves us,our hero!!
    My favourite line is,since I was two or three.The age we start understanding God.It made soo much sense!!!
    I really like it:)

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