Daily Journal #9 – “The Sewer”

(Last Updated On: September 27, 2017)

I have been learning… To be patient.

I’ve been learning to be patient for a long long time. I think the most convicted I ever get during sermons, is when the sermon is about patience. It feels like being beat in the head over and over and over when I hear those sermons, but sometimes I need it.

Rhyme And Space had a very small beginning. Literally just a kid who didn’t know how to write and his imagination. Sometimes it takes looking back to get the courage to move forward. Because when you see how far God has moved you over the years, and how far you’ve come under his guidance, you kind of don’t want to stop… Ever.

Here is what I wrote today for The World of Otherworld.

6 – The Sewer

Out the door and into the street
The snake demon drew his path.
Up and down the winding roads,
Bystanders fearing it’s wrath.
But Patty was faithful in her chase,
Following it all the way to a site
That was set up for road construction,
And the workers there put up a fight.

About a dozen workers hurled their tools at
The demonic snake-like thing.
The beast roared a sharp and hissing tone,

Foreman: “What the hell is that thing?!”

Patty watched this with utter amazement.
The beast only seemed to grow.
Then it dove into an open manhole,
And into the sewer did go.

Patty lept into action and down the manhole.
Into that sewer she went.
She chased the beast down putrid corridors
Until her energy was spent.
The snake flew further and further away,
And then it was out of sight.
Patty slipped on the slick sewer floor,
And then pain was added to her plight.

Her elbow, shoulder, and ankle,
Yelled out in blunted pain.
And tears streamed down her distraught face
Like little drops of rain.

Patty: “This is all my stupid fault.”
She wept in the sewer alone.
“I should have got help from the other Protectors-
As soon as this thing had flown.”

Patty cried for another minute or two,
Then she stood upright-
And made the long-trek back to the manhole,
To begin to set things right.

This is the first time my story and my main current feelings and journal entry all sort of converge. Patty did not have patience in dealing with the Beithir and chased it all on her own assuming it was her own responsibility and no one elses. But had she just taken the time to include other people, there wouldn’t be anymore danger. I’m still having a tough time with all of this and I’m praying this preaching I’m doing to myself and to all of you helps. But even that, we have to be patient about.

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Joshua David Ling
Joshua David Ling is a lifelong storyteller with a passion for adventurous and heart-warming stories. His style has been called a combination of Joss Whedon and Hans Christian Andersen. He has written hundreds of rhyming stories and serials since he began his publishing company, Rhyme And Space in 2014. And he has been involved with public speaking, entertainment, and storytelling since 2001 at the age of 11. Growing up in Alpharetta, GA, Joshua was homeschooled by his mother and father, and helped homeschool his 4 siblings. He currently resides in Augusta, GA, with his wife Kay Cee and Daughter Hazel, where he maintains a rigorous writing schedule, social media presence, and partnership with Fellowship And Fairydust blog and magazine. Joshua is available for: Performances and Public Speaking, Freelance writing, Freelance Graphics and Media, and more.

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