16 February 2012

No masks

It is by choice
by deliberate design
that I walk in this world
unmasked

I have chosen
to know
and be known
a quest that hiding hinders

I have gone beyond wearing my "heart on my sleeve"
beyond naked
to skin glowing thin enough to be transparent
nothing much to peel away

when arrows come
and come they do
the piercing is all the more profound
for the aim is at who I really am
not someone I pretend to be

just me
spotted, wrinkled,
a work in His hands

I used to beat myself up
call myself names
self-accused for my vulnerability
for laying my heart on the line
again and again
instead of vowing "never"

then I heard Him whisper
I created that heart
to be seen and to be shared
and when it breaks
I will repair it
so be not afraid

So here I am
holding on to Him
reaching out to you....
 
Joining Bonnie and others talking about vulnerability as we continue to unwrap love
 

5 comments:

Lisa notes... said...

"when arrows come
and come they do
the piercing is all the more profound
for the aim is at who I really am
not someone I pretend to be

just me
spotted, wrinkled,
a work in His hands"

Oh my. {tears in eyes}

I will return to read this over and over. For inspiration. Thank you.

BARBIE said...

Stopping over from Bonnie's today. This was beautiful. Good medicine for my heart today. Thank you!

Sandra Heska King said...

This. Yes. And ouch.

...for the aim is at who I really am
not someone I pretend to be

just me.

I remember those onions. :)

nance marie said...

i like the photo of the layers of skin taken off of the onion...

Vanessa Hancock said...

A much needed word for me today. Thank you for dropping by my blog, and thank you for being His vessel to deliver a message to hearts that will hear.

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