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The Mosquito

This writing has a deeper significance for me than just being an encounter with a mosquito.  The scripture says that blood is the life of the body.

Child abuse (of all kinds) is a prevalent and horrifying common occurrence in our country.  As a client at the Star of Hope, many nights I would sit up in my bed wide awake after some bad dream.  I would look at my daughters sleeping peacefully and safely and it would be almost unreal to me.  Just knowing that they wouldn't have to endure what I went through as a child would crush me completely.  Many times I would cry uncontrollably out of gratitude.  A few times, I called Michelle Alexander and Mr. Patrick in the middle of the night leaving them voice-mails just thanking them for letting me stay at the Star of Hope.  I am not sure how much people realize that stolen innocence equals stolen life. 

Again, thank you for your support of Star of Hope.

THE MOSQUITO

I would be forgetful

To not write about……

The Mosquito

Texas is infested with them

They linger above my doorpost at night

Waiting for the door to open

And a whole gang of them fly inside

Into the lighted room 

I do my best

To hunt them down

And eliminate them

One by one

But some are crafty

Cunning in their hiding places

One night as I slept

A buzzing in my ear awoke me

I couldn’t find it

So I lay back down

But after a few minutes

I opened my eyes

And there it was

On my bedpost

Looking down on me from its perch

Watching me intently

For a few minutes

We had a face off

I was surprised and also fearful

At its boldness

It’s disbelief that it had the authority

To hunt me while I slept

I just looked at it

My daughter was already itching beside me

That made me angry

That meant it preyed upon her first

I tried to squash it

But it got away

And lighted upon the wall beside the bed

I watched it again

I was very still

When it thought I was asleep

It came for me again

But I got him by surprise

This whole scenario

May be insignificant to you

But it was a very valuable life lesson to me

No more should I be awakened

By late night predators

Hunting me while I sleep

They have no authority

The predator became the prey

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, written by malachi819, 06-13-11

 

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Comments for The Mosquito


Name: MARCUS LANDERS
Time: Friday, January 13, 2012

I LIKE TO SAY THANKS TO THE STAR OF HOPE.TO THE DONARS,CASE WORKERS,THE DIRECTOR DR.DICK DRUARY.IN APPRECIATION FOR THE FOUR MONTHS I LIVED THEYRE,I WROTE A SONG CALLED STAR OF HOP.THAT RING TONE IS AVAILABLE ON ITUNES NOW.WWW.CHRISTMILITARY.COM.IT WAS IN THE MEN AT WORK AT THE MENS DEVELOPMENT CENTER THIS MINISTRY WAS BIRTHED.YALL ARE SPECIAL TO ME.THANKS GUYS

Name: Erika
Time: Friday, January 13, 2012

Your writing is beautiful. Thanks for allowing God to speak through you to others--into their pain and darkness--bringing light to the dark places. Thanks for sharing!!!

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