05 July 2010

Transparency


Shadows and light played off a colour
clear and transparent
wanting to be seen and known
simply for what it is.

I desire no pretense
no disguise
I am not playing games
each mark and line are visible
close to the surface.

Fragile and easily torn
by wind, rain,
or trampled
beneath a careless footstep.

In such pure vulnerability
I am totally weak
yet in my surrender
I blossom in His strength.

So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [[a]in human strength], then am I [truly] strong (able, powerful [b]in divine strength).  2 Corinthians 12:10 Amplified


4 comments:

Sandra Heska King said...

Oh, I love this. Fragile and vulnerable. Yet in surrender, I blossom in His strength. Nice!

JC Dude said...

Great poem, I love the last part...

In such pure vulnerability
I am totally weak
yet in my surrender
I blossom in His strength.

Thanks for sharing with us!

Elizabeth @claritychaos said...

Beautiful. I especially love this stanza:


I desire no pretense
no disguise
I am not playing games
each mark and line are visible
close to the surface.

@nicolewick said...

I love this. I admire anyone who can write poetry. I've never been able to. This was so nice.

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