“The compulsion of the soul is in the presence of an agency exerting delegated force,
of an agency of domination,
of an agency neither respecting nor honouring the freewill of man.
The compulsion of the soul has made an outlaw of the spirit,
has thrown the spirit to the wolves,
has adopted another entity to follow into subservience.
The compulsion of the soul started with a flavour,
moved into an urging,
settled in a habit,
was in a game of tag,
graduated to fighting in a battle,
became lost and defeated in a war.
The compulsion of the soul pays tribute by the captured,
pays a heavy rental for what was once seen as his,
pays homage as a captive to that once thought as both benign and helpful.
The compulsion of the soul denies access to retreat,
access to return to the way once known,
access to the locked and barred:
access to the gate to freedom which a prisoner cannot reach.
The compulsion of the soul is logged and bound,
is victimised and unfriendly,
is dishonest and untruthful.
The compulsion of the soul shouts and bullies,
scares and frustrates,
grabs and swallows.
The compulsion of the soul holds a needle in reserve,
holds the cash in readiness,
holds the backstop out of sight.
The compulsion of the soul has no compassion for the body;
treats the body as a slave;
sees no semblance in the body’s being;
takes the body down a road of torture –
where the body becomes a former shadow of itself.
The compulsion of the soul is immune to love,
The compulsion of the soul is as self-centred as a whirlwind,
is as friendly as a viper,
is as forgiving as the pay dirt needed for another deal.
The compulsion of the soul results in its subversiveness in dealings,
continues until it reaches the far boundaries of distraught despair,
needs to hear a testimony of one released from subterfuge,
needs to grasp the possibility of redemption,
needs to become committed to a life when filed for another destiny.
The compulsion of the soul can be overcome,
can be surmounted,
can be vanquished with the cause.
The compulsion of the soul can become a term relegated to the past,
can become a term forsaken and despised,
can become a term with the practicality of a promise for new life.
The compulsion of the soul can be changed into a blessing;
can join the franchise of God;
can walk in His discipleship and know wonders in the soul;
can get to know the spirit and to rejoice together at the changes.”