Monday, December 31, 2012

The Web

I walked through autumn
the colors enchanted me
shining through a weakening sun
I was swept into the wood
Wandering through a rain of leaves
as I walked I spoke with my lord
exchanging pleasantries about the day
but soon a silken web wound about me
entangling delicately a sparkling silver  restraint
unable to go on I paused to be free

apprehended  as I was
I knew in my soul it was His desire to stop me so
apprehended by my lord
in gentle silken bands
of yearning and  mercy
caught in the tender trap of his love and call

apprehend me my lord
catch me away from myself and my intentions
capture me and hold me until the stillness is within my soul
and I am sure of the way to continue
hold me until I am subdued
at peace


The beauty of a winter afternoon
 is only found by a seeking mind

the soft sun backlights
the bones of the trees
like  moonlight
outlining her body
diaphanous and thin

cold wind
soaked in dampness
lifts your face yet
tries to close your eyes
it is too rare to put up for public display
the nakedness of this earth

the lovliness of grey
breaks my heart
until I cry
tear shaped ice glitters
in the gentle winter afternoon light

only a seeking mind
will find this beauty
beauty that is enough



Outside everything was easy to identify
Pleasant words
Easily traced the outline
everyone could see

One dimension
flat and shiny
She thought it once mattered
But it was worthless at the end of the day

Digging through the flesh
Cutting open the superficial
There was bedrock of

Above everything
Black and white
But she didn’t know if it had any value after all

She wasn’t made of pretty
She wasn’t only smiles and perfection
She wanted to find mercy and grace
But like the curves of a medieval angel
There were none inside her thin heart

She thought fairness was enough
Wasn’t justice His heart?
Her soul had never been parted from His
She ached to be apart from Him

But the shiny package was empty inside
All she had to give was
A whip that drove her
To uphold fairness at all costs.