Closer Than My Breath

Illustrated by @artword_

Illustrated by @artword_

I’m with you wherever you go.
Just call me”

I hear this all of the time.

But I sit on my bed and I have travelled nations and seas alone.

Slept out of my bed in the cold
Walked in the dark alone
Fallen into holes, 
Bitten by large creatures that I don’t even recall what or how many they are.. Lost strength
Lost blood
Lost vision
Lost focus

I screamed so much I felt like my head was going to drop.. I called.
I kept calling

But you never answered.
You just peeped through my windows at intervals and remained excited quietly seeing me on my bed, lost, looking at the plain wall.

Because I really haven’t moved from this bed.. When in the reality of my mind, 
I have been beaten, 
Lost sight,
Lost hope, 
Lost blood… In my mind.

You forgot you were limited and all you could see was all you could see.

But I was dying. 
My power house was on fire.
My building was still intact, on my bed.
Staring. Lost.

It takes just a while.
I will get burnt.
Just by sitting on my bed and staring. 
And allowing things I cannot see but hear set me on fire starting from the tiny hairs on my body.

Take me to the person that is closer than my breath

Someone that I can step into His rest
Someone that is with me wherever I go..
Wherever my mind travels.

Shepherd of my soul.
My anchor in the wind of the waves

Written by; Ifeyinwa Amagwula

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Tolulope Oludapo is a young Christian who lends his voice through the media by sharing practical wisdom for everyday living in the most experiential and simplified fashion. This has fetched him the direct followership of over 30,000 users on his blog, lifegiva.com. A blog he founded. He loves to write on varying subjects that affect life, faith, relationship...everyday living.
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