The Big Fish

You know just what you’ve got to do.

You know the course that’s yours for taking.

There is no hiding from the truth.

There’s no disguising a faith so shaken.

The walls of Nineveh are calling.

This is your time to heed their cries.

And though you’ve done your best in stalling,

An act of God won’t be denied.

Cast your wishes to the sea and let them hit the floor.

The solid brick fixed to your wrist will be no more.

Like Jonah, running from the thing that you most need,

You’ll find direction at the bottom of the sea…

They say you’re lost, but you’re just waiting.

A task like this can’t be your own.

Your sunken eyes are slowly tracing

the fading form of familiar bones.

Take up all your courage,

swallow down your fears.

The belly of the deepest beast will bring you here.

And at the gates of Nineveh you’ll stand.

Head cradled by your palms,

You’ll feel like turning back.

But conscience pulls you on.

And on…

Cast your wishes to the sea and let them hit the floor;

The solid brick fixed to your wrist will be no more.

Like Jonah, running from the thing that you most need,

You’ll find your worries will be swallowed by the sea…

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