Stay strong, young elm, there are rings yet to grow The fire in your soul will tell you where to go. Just wait for the day, stand patiently by, Eventually your height takes you nearer the sky. From there you will see such expanse to behold That your thoughts will transcend, limitless, bold. Yet yourContinue reading “Rings to Grow”
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Mary Undoer of Knots
Oh Mary, my mother, I come to you today Because I am so troubled and my heart’s in disarray I can’t see through the snarled mess These wretched knots cause such distress! But I believe, as I’ve been taught, You steady wait for the distraught. Oh Mary, my Mama, your tenderness is clear You softlyContinue reading “Mary Undoer of Knots”
A Rainbow Full of Grace
You don’t see what I see Don’t marvel at atrocity You see beneath, you see beyond The present can’t make you undone. It seems that things from long ago Have twisted, warped and changed my soul I didn’t know it at the time But now I writhe, without a why. These things are messy, deepContinue reading “A Rainbow Full of Grace”
The Toilet Seat Was Up
Have you ever gone to sit On the toilet in the dark Expecting it to catch you And instead, you disembark? On a journey in the water One you simply never wanted But you sat down in the dark And now your discombobbled. Your plan was plain and simple, You wanted something solid. You plannedContinue reading “The Toilet Seat Was Up”
Thorns and Roses
As I marvel before the interior life In awe I take in how it towers, alive A work of the will with grace as its source To enter this climb will unveil your core. I struggle to say how this image arrived Something about roses has pestered my mind But here I stand, Thumbelina inContinue reading “Thorns and Roses”
You don’t see the mess You don’t care about my brokenness You just stand right here with me, Then get down on your knees. You aren’t afraid of the work Not shocked by all my quirks. You seek to serve though I’m beneath And thus exhume my dignity. You clean what must be cleaned RestoreContinue reading “My Remedy”
Empty my hands O God So I’m free to receive All the plans you have for me That I could not conceive. I’ll keep these hands unoccupied And for you remain chaste. Drop everything I think I need So I can be your vase. Safe from the lust of greedy hands That pull me downContinue reading “Almighty Space”
I don’t understand, I don’t comprehend This ‘rest’ that you speak of My brain upends. Foreign tongues don’t make sense In blind repetition, Immersion’s what’s best For inspired recognition “Rest makes me vomit. Rest means I’m weak. Rest means I’m useless, Defenseless, obscene. To be futile is death No product to show For the endContinue reading ““Rest””
One, two, three – One, two, three Life is a dance with Thee One, two, three – One, two, three Gently you’re leading me. Dancing you romance me, Oh, how I long for Thee! Just keep your eyes on me Watching me, watching me. One, two, three – One, two, three Easily prodding me “DanceContinue reading “Triune Identity”
Your Living Prose
Piece by piece you pick me up
off this messy floor…
Out of this broken, new image is forged
It shimmers and sparkles, a sight to behold!
Metamorphosed, this icon of the soul.
The Master, the Artist, completed his goal.