Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Redeemed and Free

A little more than eight years following my near-death experience, I felt compelled to put my prose experience into a more poetic form.  This is not part of my inspirational poetry that God pours through me, but one that He will use to help others find freedom.

If you dare to read, read on!

Redeemed and Free

Running from outside in the bushes, he grabbed me
I began to panic; thought I’d never get free
With arms locked at my sides, unable to defend myself
I knew with God’s word in me, I really wasn’t helpless.

Forced into my apartment past the one o’clock hour
Tormented after midnight, my longest hour.
He wanted the lights to be turned on in the room
I told a partial lie so my life wouldn’t end up in doom.

My instructions were to get undressed
With arms tied, he was forced to do the work himself
While his long arms kept my body and mouth still,
My silent scream was, “God, is this your will?”

With arms locked down and face covered
I said to him, “Do you know Jesus?”
He disguised his voice and said to shut up
But I was willing to risk all, despite the disgust!

God’s protection and sustaining power as such
Allowed that perp to come, but he didn’t get much
God’s evidence wasn’t felt during my darkest hour
By His mercy, the perp had to leave in less than an hour!

As he rummaged to find the leftover cash
He had his chance; got his kicks, and left in a flash.
He thought he’d come back and do it once more,
My strength had been zapped, I fell to the floor.

With my face to the floor, he asked how I liked it!
Then whispered, “if you tell anyone, I’ll kill ya!
Humiliated in the dark and left all alone,
When I heard the door close, I searched for the phone.

Life had been spared, but I wanted to erase every thought
Too afraid and ashamed, the lights remained off.
Immobile on hands and knees, I hurried to lock the door
Seconds later, I heard him trying to open the door!

It didn’t take long for me to figure out
Whether I felt like being quiet or giving a shout;
God’s plan for my life is to work all things for good
It’s His story and redeeming power that must be understood.

I’m alive to share my testimony and story
To give God His place and all the glory;
To let you know, You too can be free.
Whom the Son sets free will be free indeed!

© Kathleen Schubitz
   All Rights Reserved


  1. What a horrible experience and an amazing testimony to the redeeming power of God and healing in your life! Thank you for sharing it to bless and help others.