he beckons away winter, alights dew

you never let
go—through
the desert song,

oh God, come
quickly with you.
fill up the void

gaping with cynical
laughter: you think
he’ll draw close

when you’re trembling
before he appears?
holding onto promises:

making a way through
the wasteland with healing
on his wing. draw close
to God & he’ll draw
close to you. seek
his face, carrying

comforting rod & staff.
leaving you peace,
heart untroubled

& unafraid. a mighty
right hand upholding
your dust of a body;

withholding no good
thing, though you’re
waiting for what you

do not know. you beg
joy stay warm blanketing
your spring-shy heart.

he says, see i am
doing a new thing—
do you not perceive it?

a furrowed brow
out closed blinds
waiting on invisible

father, son, holy spirit—
three in one God does
you no use unless

you believe

Sometimes when it’s rainy outside & blah, you try writing a poem to music to help distract from pain you feel inside. Except you sing every other song, knowing God wants you to remember he loves you, he’s with you,  holding your right hand. Reminding you’re not alone & he’s closer than the the birdsong. i can feel the hope budding in my soul. April is going to be good month, even though i have no clue what God is doing. I think he maybe wanting me to enjoy the mystery of bot knowing. I’m still a bit nervous. I can’t wait for the warmer weather, and the sunshine, and flowers, and the lavender cake my mom’s going to make (because she’s awesome) for my twenty-fifth (so weird to think about being a quarter of a century old) birthday.

Fall on me as the Spring dew, God, as I recall how you went to death for me, taking all the pain, loss, shame, & come back from the grave with love upon tongue: Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe! Don’t allow doubt to cloud my mind, as Thomas, but let me rest in the promise: you fight for me while I am still. Your scars show I don’t have to be afraid, you don’t abandon those you love/

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