January 28, 2012


Well, it's actually Saturday, but it's not as if anyone really expected me to post
a Five Minute Friday on Friday, right?

I'll take it, though, considering that it's the only poem I've written for over a month,
and I truly got it down in under five minutes.

And, it's a double deal today, because writing is one of my Favorite Things,
I'm linking up with Rachel at Finding Joy, as well.

friday favorite things | finding joy

Way to go, me!


Here are the rules:

Write for five minutes only, on the topic posted by Lisa-Jo.

Link up at The Gypsy Mama.

Spread some encouragement!

Here          we          go.


tender as a bruise –
the slightest breath of pressure awakening
the pain, the vulnerability beneath –
and my mind constantly awash
with all the dangers

tender as a steak –
pounded thin and spread wider
in new directions than I ever believed possible,
made malleable and accepting
by the heavy steel mallet
of this new situation You’ve put me in

tender as a payment –
the cost demanded for a treasure,
the submission offered up, the sacrifice
made to bring this child into the world,
to bring me to the foot of the Cross,
to You, when I’ve wandered away

Let me know what you think!

1 comment:

  1. I love this! Coming by from Five Minute Friday. I too was a late poster:). I love the images here, and it makes me remember how tender pain somtimes is and how that does make us vulnerable at times...but those experiences can be a unique gift to give others I suppose. Thank you!


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