In a Sea

Floundering in a deep dark sea of despair

Unable to swim and unwilling to share

Fighting to keep weariness at bay

Unwilling to say that I am not okay

Fearing the Depths, I finally cry out

Useless, I think, no one will hear my shout

Father hears me crying out in pain

Understanding, he sends me tools to keep me sane

First, a board to keep me afloat

Until he decides to send me a boat

For now, I paddle the stormy sea

Uplifted, knowing my Father loves me

About The Poem:

This poem dictates a pattern in my life that I was unable to stop. I would often find myself drowning after trying to swim by myself with no assistance. I would then have a moment of emotional crisis and ask God and family for help. He and they responded quickly to my call and I felt I was on a board and slowly paddling. Once I rested, I would once again try to swim by myself unaided. Each repitition caused me to sink lower and lower before crying out. This pattern continued until I hit the bottom with a plan to end my suffering and leave my loved ones. Thankfully, I had made a promise that I would make a call and allow myself to be lifted to a safe place. I am trying to hold on and to row the boat I belive the Lord sent, slowly but surely making way through storms, rocks, and reefs. I know the feeling of giving in and no longer fighting, but my Lord calls me to move forward not back, to walk or crawl or drag myself towards Him. I know He will come alongside me and walk, crawl, run, or drag to reach the ultimate goal, life with him forever. So for now I will be joyful in the suffering, be humble in the praise, graceful in the mistakes, and I will strive to continue this stuggle that we call life.


  1. mikepeercy says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    My son has been in a battle lately, but I’m sure proud of the courage he has shown to just keep on. You should read this poem. It’s pretty good.


  2. Chris Justice says:

    I’m so proud of you for sharing your heart through your poetry!


  3. Kara says:

    Love you so… thank you for sharing your heart!


  4. Steven Foster says:

    Praying for you Danny.


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