My friend watched from the sidelines.

She saw the pitch come in.

And the next one.

And the one after that.

She described me as being in the batting cage.

And the automatic ball pitcher was pitching the hardballs to me.

At me.

And that automatic ball pitcher was out of control.

And I was trapped in that cage.

Or at least felt like I was trapped and couldn’t escape.

I love the analogy.

After thinking about this analogy I decided I didn’t want to escape the cage.  I wanted to ask for something.

I prayed for the grace to hit the pitches I can.

Be accepting that some, maybe even a lot, will get by me.

Give me armor for the ones that nail me.  Leaving me bruised – but determined.

And finally, to understand that getting hit might not be as difficult as knowing  those that get by,  will get by me no matter what I do.

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37 thoughts on “Caged

  1. Murph says:

    Awesome analogy! 💟


  2. Ann Koplow says:

    You hit a home run with this post, Colleen.


  3. Beautiful. The last line is beautiful – “And finally, to understand that getting hit might not be as difficult as knowing those that get by, will get by me no matter what I do”


  4. goldenbrodie says:

    You are remarkable. Praying for grace while caged…give me the armor…I want to be on your team girl.


  5. ksbeth says:

    a wonderful analogy –


  6. “Give me the armour..”. I like that you have protection against all those ones coming at you. A great analogy, something to think on.


  7. I had a rough couple days and reading this helped give me a good perspective. A kinda turning lemons into lemonade thing. I needed that and seriously thank you. ❤


  8. russtowne says:

    Keep swinging Colleen, but only at the balls worth swinging at. Many won’t be. They aren’t worth the effort and energy, and lead to poor results. You’re far more likely to get the results you want by focusing on the balls you were born to swing at. Thank you for the reminders and this great post.


  9. speak766 says:

    Great poem. Loved the analogy. Keep writing


  10. tarafaherty says:



  11. Many will just fall by the wayside seeing you staunchly standing there. Well done Colleen!


  12. tric says:

    And for every one I missed there were others I hit perfectly.


  13. Be careful! Those hardballs come in fast!


  14. reocochran says:

    This is not a comfortable place to be in, you are so tough! Fierce batter and life’s warrior-protector, that’s you, Colleen.


  15. Katrina says:

    😥 This is so timely for where I am right now. Thank you for the post! ❤


  16. taylormitch says:

    Thanks for making me stop and think.


  17. raoulworks says:

    It was great , enjoyed it


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