Treasure Island

Chris G. Vaillancourt

(April 5,1959 / Canada)

Aries Ram


I'm an Aries ram and Lord I use this
to resist you. Dear Christ I feel so afraid.
I'm scared of opening my heart to you,
for fear that
I'd be giving up myself.
I want to cling to the self-inflicted pain
and let it become my life.
But oh Christ I know this
is wrong of me.
Your touch brushes aside my symbols.
You try to thrust your peace upon me.
But oh Lord, I put up
brick walls to keep you away.
Please Jesus help me break them down.
Let this Aries ram put aside
his horns of doubt.
Let this hurting man
feel the love you promise for me.
I'm a deep dark hole
of unrepentant sin.
Carrying a cross that
does not hold your heart.
Oh sweet Jesus put yourself
into my burdens.
Let me open my eyes
to the glories
of your redemption.
Fresh from sin let me arrive
cleansed and ready to
show Your love.
As an Aries ram I jam
away from your salvation.
Yet I know I need to
submit my will to yours.
Crash away my doubts oh
Holy, blessed Lord.
Comfort me for I feel so alone.
Angry eyes follow me as
I walk though my sinful life.
Inside I feel the dark night
of the soul,
and my touch is
filled with demons not laid to rest.
Lord, stop this Aries ram
from losing his soul.

Submitted: Sunday, April 14, 2013
Edited: Monday, April 15, 2013

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  • John Westlake (5/26/2014 4:36:00 PM)

    As an Aries myself, this poem caught my eye. Despite the religious nature of this emotional poem, I must admit that I really enjoyed reading this. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (8/28/2013 4:16:00 PM)

    excellent write Chris. Same as everyone else the Aries has to surrender to the LORD. Oh did I tell you I am also an Aries Ram.3-27 ha ha I love this poem very emotional (Report) Reply

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