call of duty

and u saw me
with tear stained cheeks
and stained glass eyes
reaching for the Almighty
the countenance of faith
how i have confessed
night after night
you turn your face
yet with graceful arms
you pick me up in rescue
from the desperados of hate
i thought you would erase me
after every time
yet like fine wine
i am aged with wisdom
gut wrenching
fate twisting
life flashing
emotion grabbing
twists and turns
trial and tribulation
cause obscene deliberations
over my soul
the consistency of faith
i grip both sides of my body
desperately seeking the end
that no longer seems finite
i feel the love of my Creator
laced in every fiber
and i look around
the ground has grounded me
the jubilee of faith