Must Survive

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Painting by Carrie Murwin Owner of PropheticVessel

In response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Story Swap #8 “SURVIVAL”

He wore flowing robes in white and blush rose. I had never seen such a beautiful color, not before or since. He walked slowly, His robes swirling around His bare feet. He looked as though He was skating on air, no sound did His tread make.

Entranced, I watched Him come closer. He smelled of ocean breezes and frosty mountain air. His eyes a deep chocolate, small crinkles at the edges spoke of laughter, worry, strife and redemption.

“You can not do this thing you contemplate My lady,” He spoke. His voice velvet soft, enveloped me in warmth and care.

“I called out for You. I cried for You. I begged, but You did not come. I have no desire to keep fighting, to keep struggling, to keep hurting,” I whispered.

“But yet, you must. You will My lady. You are the light they will follow. You are the strength that will be needed. Without you, all will be lost. Without you, I will be lost. Only you hold Me deep within your heart. Only you hold true love for Me within your soul. So you see, you must survive, you will survive. For Me,” He said softly.

“For You,” I echoed even softer.


  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Quite heartbreaking

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sadje says:

    This is so beautiful Ami.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Sadje! ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome


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