05 March 2013

Releasing to joy


You have changed my sadness into a joyful dance; 
you have taken away my sorrow 
and surrounded me with joy. 

My clutch is tense
the grip firm, unyielding
automatic
holding on to what I know
even knives that cut
slicing pain 
into my deepest parts
aching to empty, release 
leave myself open
to the exchange
He offers freely
letting go of it all
to be lost in the dance

linking at Peter's today to talk about letting go of sadness
and submitting these words at the pub tonight








 

6 comments:

Brian Miller said...

and that is a bit of the peace beyond all other understanding...that even in the pinch of that which knifes us...we have a place of comfort...

Mary said...

So beautifully expressed. Rings true with me too.

Dianne said...

Oh, to be willing to be laid open and bare like that--

just incredible writing once again.

I so enjoy your work--

A Joyful Noise said...

What a beautiful exchange and now able to dance for joy

indieflower said...

I like your opening line.

colleen said...

It takes a lot of effort to hold on to what we know.

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