Sunday, February 21, 2016

Freewrite #3

There are actually 2 other freewrites somewhere on this blog...this one is from back in October.  Happened during worship one Wednesday night.

Herein is love that transcends feeling
You adore me when I'm less than likable
When your face is the last thing I'm seeking
And I'm thinking 
how could this broken vessel 
be your most prized possession
I've done nothing to admire
Life nothing but mire
But Lord you inspire
It's your breath in my lungs so I'll never get tired
And I will aspire to be all you desire

全体性 (Zentai-sei, wholeness)

Wrote this series of haiku in a card for a friend a few months ago.  

We sometimes assume
That those with the brightest smiles
Have never shed tears

The reality:
Strength often makes itself known
After we've felt weak

But the wisest words
Great poetry and passion
Can come from our pain

And without the night
We would find it harder to
Appreciate day

Always remember:
You're more than your history--
Hospitals, heartbreak--

You're laughter, light, joy
Today, tomorrow, always
Beautifully whole.