The Shell Around the Soul

It feels, it hurts, it moves, it grows… This shell around the soul. It gives us shape, a presence, a face… This shell around the soul. It touches, it feels, it bleeds… This shell around the soul.

But then it betrays us… This shell around the soul. It gets stiff and tired and old. It feels the changes in the weather, the years as they roll… This drooping shell around the soul. It lies about our age. It keeps us in our seat when we ache to dance. It hides the beauty and youth within… This shell around the soul.

And then after decades of faithful service it dies. This shell around the soul. It dies and leaves other souls weeping. Weeping and aching for the shell around the soul.

20 thoughts on “The Shell Around the Soul

  1. This was beautifully written. It’s true we spend years worrying about the shell, dealing with the shell, and then in a matter of nothing it’s gone. Definitely something to think about.

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