Sliding Back

The Christian
by Anne E Thompson

She did call to God,
And He did answer,
In bubbles of joy
That swelled to fill,
Before bursting.
And He did answer,
In waves of peace,
That calmed her soul,
Before seeping away
With the light of dawn.
And He did answer
In a tide of compassion,
So she forgave all wrongs
Until they did it again.
And she grew tired
Of calling,
Trying to respond
By offering her life.
So she grew instead
A heart of stone.