Monday, August 29, 2011

The Day A Butterfly Flew In One Window And Out The Other

The frantic dance
Chance happenstance
And suddenly you seem to be
Invariable destiny
I'm stopped
In passage unutterable
Delicate wings unfolded
'Cross my lips and hope to die
A butterfly is passing by
This break you make
In your mistake
I could nearly let it go to my head
Instead I'll drive with butterflies

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

This Too, is Grace

The answer you refused to see
To things that you had meant to be
The revision of desired history
This too, is grace

In shattered heart and loneliness
In sickness too deep to express
In hangovers and emptiness
This too, is grace

In hurting, you are still alive
To cry to Him you still believe
You with nothing, your cares can give
This too, is grace

And when your well-laid plans you would
He breaks and works it all for good
In Him-ness where once on sand you stood
This too, is grace

Just try to fix your eyes in grief
Find in sweet scripture some relief
Cry "I believe, Lord, help my unbelief"
This too, is grace

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Melancholy Afterglow (Fragment...Title Subject to Change)

And I'm like Cinderella on the way back
Thinking of the memories
Wrapping them in tinfoil and hiding them in my last glass shoe
And you think it's over and you'll never see me again
But this is real life and you are correct
I left my other slipper but you shattered it
With your coldness
It's gonna take a hell of a lot of glue
For you to find out who I really am
After the glow

I'm getting a little sloppy with my poetry, as seen in my infrequent posts and sort of incomplete poetry, but I figured I ought to keep posting so that at least I'm forced to write something. My library is putting on a monthly creative writing workshop, and I'm hoping to attend a few for inspiration. But for now I'll just put up my poem fragments to let you all know I'm still around.