Shameless Hunger

My journey had been about biting off mouthfuls
Of the container containing my boldness…

When no fault was found in how I bit,
The way I chewed enticed the bowels of criticism
To seduce, if not vomit,
Then certainly shame for bearing daring hunger.

I lived my second lifetime
Long and so ashamed
To eat in the presence of the blame
Of fearful mediocrity…

Until the day I saw the hand of the Lord
And the table spread It had prepared,
And realized the vexation around my hunger
Had only ever been about the enemy’s opposition
To God’s awesome plan to feed it.

Walking tall
And towards that table spread
I knew I could
And must
Take the wooly itchy sticky blame
Off my neck, and back, and shoulders

To step into my third life
Where I am free to eat.


About Alaina Odessa Expressions

Alaina Odessa is a Christian poet and author of Slow Running Honey, an anointed book of poetry that speaks to the secrets, self deception, and lack of self awareness that is holding many of God's people back from the abundance He created them for. She is creator of Alaina Odessa Expressions, a company dedicated to helping others 'Cultivate the God made self' through poetry, theatre, workshops, lectures, & television. Godly information fosters the mind renewal process all Christians must undertake to experience the fullness of Christ's sacrifice. Alaina Odessa Expressions strives to provide edifying, life changing content.
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