I know… poetry ranked lowest on the poll I posted a couple of weeks ago (a huge thank you to everyone who answered that!). But my mind has felt like Jell-O recently, so I’m drawing from the reserves today.:) Hopefully my brains will be back soon, and I’ll have a little more to offer you guys!
This is a poem written by my fifteen-year-old self. It came into being one night when I was really struggling to accept what God was doing with a situation in my life. Now, in volatile 2020, it’s a blessing to come back to this poem again and be reminded of where God wants my heart to be.
This is one of the first freestyle poems I wrote… and though it’s not quite as fantastic as I used to think it was :), I hope it’s a blessing to you today.
I don’t understand.
There are times, Lord,
The pen in Your hand,
Spring from Your mighty
Grasp, with a cry of
That isn’t the way!
Let me show You how!”
Is as silly as a ditch-digger
The brush of a masterful artist.
Does no good without clockwork
I do no good without You.
Master I lie here, my ink pouring
A miserable, meaningless
But in Your loving hand
Is a song – a beautiful witness
So here – take my tears, though many
And do what you will with them.
And here –
Take my years, though few they may
And use them to glorify
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