I Am Found by You

I’m learning to forgive myself
I’m learning to forgive others
I’m learning to be patient
With myself and my brothers
As neither of our journeys
Can be called without stain
And too many of our moments
Must be recalled with a pain
In the deep parts of our souls
Where thorns in the flesh stab
A pleasant tickle at first prick
Then a deep wound and ugly scab
They are painful to sleep with
These multidimensional tears
And my self has been bent much
In bone-breaking wrong cares
So I spend many night awake
Many, many early mornings too
Reflecting on my inner darkness
Praying to be more like You
But where do the broken start
When the broken are also blind?
Is there hope of reclamation
When much has been undermined?
Yet, again, against all wisdom
Of logical and illogical reason
I take hold of Your grand love
That is constant in every season
I am truly wrapped in beauty
Wrapped in beautiful grace
I find my lost self found
When I stop to seek Your face
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Streaking Comets and Child’s Whys

The atoms bond and break
Little miracles unseen to naked
Eyes, yet right in front of us
Unappreciated in hearts unstaked
With eyes that can’t see stars
Past thick clouds in stormy skies
Nor imagine streaking comets
Out in space and child’s whys
Yet I want to taste each page
Never be too wise to be small
Never be too great to wonder
Never think I know it all,
Or even more than my brothers
Who kneels not how I tend to
Who is called to another journey
Not unlike the one I’m called to
Not unlike the singing birds
Are different from the sunrise
Yet both part of the orchestra
Heralding darkness’ demise
Theres pictures in my head
The melodies singing in my heart
This is Your beautiful handiwork
Your planned wonder from the start

Construction

Those construction materials
They’re all over the site
But I can see the fortress
By my heart’s crystal sight
Unmixed cement, unpolished stone
Lay with marble, steel, and gold
On their own just metal and rock
Now coming together in one mold
You knew that would be foundation
When You tore into my rock heart
You knew that was the corner
When You rolled that stone start
And how You excavated my soul
This never-ending drilling deeper
Black rock by black rock, You remove
And make my inner cavern steeper
Many times I complained and said
How unfair of You proud Lord
You’ve made my portion this pain
While You blessed them with hope
But I’ve learned to journey
I’ve learned to travel this tunnel
And what I’ve seen by You’re light
Are beautiful etchings by pummel
I did not know they were there
Until my tears washed the soot
My eyes could not have noticed
What You’re blood did impute
Dig as You would, please
It’s You’re home to construct
I’ve learned to trust in You
To be devoted to Your instruct #db