16 October 2018

OctPoWriMo 16 - You Are Love

You Are Love

You cannot stop loving me
No matter what I do or say,
For You are love entirely.

You embrace me when I pray;
Your love is bigger than I know;
No matter what I do, You stay.

I want to stand up tall and show
The ones who say they follow You
Your love is bigger than they know.

They claim an ownership on truth
As if a human can know God—
The ones who say they follow You.

By You they are no longer awed;
They’ve forgotten Who You are,
As if a human can know God.

There is none You would deter;
You cannot stop loving me.
They’ve forgotten Who You are,
For You are love entirely.

15 October 2018

OctPoWriMo 15 - Cover Me

You flattered me and made me feel
I was your shelter and your shield,
But never did you give cover to me.
You tried to make me fit your draft,
But I am not clay to be crafted
To fit the script, for it was not my story.

He gives me shelter in the storm,
He is my cover, he is home,
And we have learned to cover one another.
My partner, lover, and my friend,
We share the load, our lives we blend;
He holds me close as we advance together.

14 October 2018

OctPoWriMo 14 - The Corners of My Heart

I wish that I could be
Wholly, truly me.
I wish I didn't care,
That I felt safe to share
The deepest, darkest parts,
The corners of my heart.

13 October 2018

OctPoWriMo 13 - If I Were You

I have no idea what I would do if I were you;
I am me and you are you and I cannot be you.
Sometimes the things you do make no sense at all to me.
I wish there was a window to your soul so I could see
Why you feel the way you do and why you are so cold,
But I am me and you are you and hearts are uncontrolled.

12 October 2018

OctPoWriMo 12 - Love is a Warrior

Love is a Warrior

Love is not a summer cloud, wispy and frail
Love is a storm rolling in, thunder and rain
Love is a warrior; love will never fail

Love is not the bubbles floating in champagne
Love is a guardian, breaking evil’s bones
Love is a warrior, a wild hurricane

Love is not lust, desire, or mere hormones
Love is a choice you make again and again
Love is a warrior; love may stand alone

Love is not thoughts and prayers without action
Love is kneeling in the dirt to be a shield
Love is a warrior; love’s shouting, “Amen!”

Love is justice and mercy and truth revealed
Love is every hurt and injury healed

11 October 2018

OctPoWriMo 11 - The Shadows Crack

Photo by Ivan Vranić on Unsplash

The Shadows Crack

Breaking open,
I fall upon my knees—
Light penetrates my soul.

The cracks within my heart
Widen as I kneel,
Breaking open.

When I was whole, I needed nothing.
Now I need You, so
I fall upon my knees.

When I was whole, I lived in darkness;
Now the shadows crack, and
Light penetrates my soul.

10 October 2018

OctPoWriMo 10 - Silver in the Gloom

It has been a long time now
Since I felt that certain “Wow”

I used to feel like I could fly
Today, I often want to cry

You are still the silver in the gloom
And I will love you beyond my tomb

We may not dance upon the air today
But you are here, so here is where I’ll stay

Together we will find the light once again
You are mine forever and ever amen