Tuesday, July 31, 2012

dragonfly

He flits by my face
Dancing in the warm afternoon
Then pausing on a blade of grass.
Shimmer. Open. Close.
Wings that are ever in motion
A buzz. A twitch.
Now he is gone.
Changes are a fact of life.

For a moment in time, I saw you
Before the breeze took you suddenly.
Shimmer. Open. Close.
Maybe you don’t know your leaving
Still tears at my heart.
Letting go was never my forte
Even if I never held you.
Oh, change seldom suits me well.

Sometimes, I feel the memories
Other times, the pictures are so real
Occasionally, some words come to mind.
Yet God has not forsaken those he loves
And just as distress and joy go hand in hand,
This day, I’m watching dragonflies
Alight again.
Shimmer. Open. Close.

~

But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.
Hebrews 10:39

Sunday, July 15, 2012

sacrificial love

In essence
I am
Water
Then warmth
Lifts me
Into air
And cloud
Wholeness

I dance
Reform, perform
At the whim
Of the winds
No shape
To claim
As mine
I am
D r i f t i n g

I trusted
The wind
To blow me
Kindly
To pull me apart
Without destroying
Me
Gentle transitions
Although unsought

When winds change
Cold arrives
Water turns
To rain
And I am
Ripping
Falling
B.r.e.a.k.i.n.g
Open

I thought
That I
Was a cloud
But the cold
Stole
My breath
For rain
I am
Dying

Why
Do I
Forget
That rebirth
Follows death
Just as rain
Brings healing
And new
Life

Poured out
I am
Surrendering
Myself
To my Maker
Discovering
The beauty in
Sacrificial love

~

If it doesn't break your heart, it isn't love
If it doesn't break your heart, it's not enough...
It's when you're breaking down
With your insides coming out
It's then you find out what your heart is made of
{and hope does not put us to shame}