August 12, 2011

FMF : Beauty ...


It's time to limber up the poetry bone for Five Minute Friday!

Get ready to write for five minutes (ONLY five minutes!), link up, and share some encouraging commentary with the blogger before you.

The topic chosen by Lisa-Jo at The Gypsy Mama for today is:


Beauty


Ready?
Here          we          go.



Beauty…

Elusive, hidden
in the raising
of hands to Heaven,
and the hiding of eyes
when I know I must be
a disappointment to You.

Where’s the beauty
in failing?
In watching the clock
hands race and never quite
catching up with where I
think I should be?

The striving, the quiet
prayers whispered beneath
the breath, the constant
rededication,
the breaking of me
to be made more like You.

Scarlet washed white,
drenching me in
mercy’s flood.
The weak made strong.
A nondescript, numb
existence made beautiful.



(c) Victoria L. Banks

3 comments:

  1. so beautiful. keep writing.

    Love,
    Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations
    http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com

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  2. Your words are beautiful, Victoria. :-) God bless!

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  3. This is just glorious. Thanks so much for sharing these pensive words from your heart! (visiting via Mama Gypsy)

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