I Got Away Today (Gilded Hills) – Revisited

Since I wrote this one and a half years ago, I have only experienced this sort of awe one other time. It is a refreshing, fulfilling, reinvigorating awe that is not perceived enough, though I feel God is constantly pursuing every one of us if we just let Him in. I know I lost half of the people who read this post by talking about God or faith, but that is why I make the statement And I usually don’t talk like this // Out here, in the open // But why shouldn’t I? // This… this… this sense of bliss // My tongue is frozen // Why should it all be only mine?” 

No matter what your beliefs (as this post is not an attempt to make someone believe anything other than what they already believe), take some time to admire the world around you. There’s a lot of it out there, waiting to be admired – specifically by you.

I Got Away Today (Gilded Hills) – Revisited

I meandered and digressed as I made my way North
Discovered some gilded hills, and a smile
And it was all made just for me

I didn’t plan a step as I ventured forth
Found the best was waiting all the while
To welcome and to set me free

I sit alone, the way I walked the course
And this, by my own design
For my head to clear

I haven’t shame, I haven’t remorse
For a moment, it was all mine
Me, and the One who holds me most near

I said, “Father, Father…”
And said no more
Then my heart burst

“It was no burden, it was no bother…”
He said, and waited for
Me to put Him first

So I made a promise
That I would search
Like it was all a grand treasure

So He let me see this
From atop my perch
To give me this grand pleasure

And I usually don’t talk like this
Out here, in the open
But why shouldn’t I?

This… this… this sense of bliss
My tongue is frozen
Why should it all be only mine?

I did nothing to earn
These gilded hills
Nor did you, I guarantee

But I can discern
As it all fills
The hearts of you and me

Today, I ran away
For perspective and muting distance
Away from all the fuss

You should do the same
When you get even the hint of a chance
He made it all for us.

He made it for you.

-Jeremiah 29:13

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      1. I’m doing well 🙂 it’s funny though, revisiting old poems from a year ago. I was so fed up with where I was at with life and my job and everything, and all I wanted to do was escape. I still feel the same way inside but I’m calmer about it now. But part of me doesn’t want to be calm about it, I want to still have my sense of adventure and willingness to take risks. It’s very difficult to rewrite them from this new perspective because it makes me feel uneasy all over again, which maybe it should. Does that make sense?? Haha

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      2. I guessed that friend. 🙂 I don’t know how but 3-5 times i was just sitting and remembered about you and Sayer .. i felt you have some prob.. but how could i contact 🙂
        It’s alright i get you. Don’t worry. That actually makes sense. I acn understand it. I’ve small. I’ve got no advice to give. But I’d just tell you to read “tangeld threads” and “wiping away my pain” .. two posts on my website. I write Inspiration so i hope they help. 😊

        I am okay.. and life has ups and downs.. Happened here too.. so yeah i am ignited and focused on goals rn.

        Take care. I want to hear you more often 😊❤

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