Saturday, December 25, 2010

Still (57)

This is a rough draft of a poem I wrote today. I will probably edit and rewrite and maybe repost it next year, but I wanted to share it with you while it is timely.


Still
I am Anna
I have spent long days in the house of my God.
My eyes have grown weary as I’ve watched and waited
For One.
I long for my Heavenly home but can’t go
Until…. But still,
I need joy this night.

I am Joseph
This is not happening the way I had planned
I feel the weight of the world at the door.
They say it’s crazy. Some say I’m brave.
I’m just trying to obey
His will. But still,
I need joy this night.

I am the shepherds
My life was interrupted by a song from Heaven
And now I’m on a curious mission.
I have rough and dirty hands and can’t fathom why a king would choose
This cold soul on a hill. But still,
I need joy this night.

I am the wise men
My head and heart are full of questions and dreams.
I have come a long way in seeking the truth.
Knowledge I have, but now it’s light I must seek.
Perhaps I won’t find it
I hope I will. But still,
I need joy this night.

I am King Herod
I am terrified of the news of One
Both smaller and greater than me.
His very existence threatens my kingdom
He is the enemy
Of all my hands have built. But still,
I need joy this night.

I am Mary
I am weary from this journey to find a promise kept.
Even the blessing I prepare for has great sorrow to come.
I know all must be done to accomplish
His will. But still,
I need joy this night.

Do you need joy this night?
Joy has come!
He’s here now and is coming still.

1 comment:

  1. This is a wonderful poem. I love that it starts with you.

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