Sunday, June 16, 2013

Emerge



My arms circled round your neck
this morning 
like a garland of hope
and although I thought it better
to refrain from
pomp and circumstance
I secretly imagined that I was
knighting you with
strength and fortitude
and
ringing you with
joy and hope 

Because I know
sweet one
that you are riding into 
both
battle
and
revelry
in the days ahead

Even on good days
there is a struggle within
That inner conflict
between
who you want to be
and
who you are
and all of it
swirling round like a storm
of 
angst

But you were made for glory
you
who are so meek in heart

Here and there
I get glimpses of
the ways that
fire has been forged
in your bones
deep and hidden
It emerges
when it must
and 
your face shines radiant
from the effort

That is the image
I will carry with me
these long days
when you are apart from me

I will cross my heart
and hope
with the saints
that you will hear the song
placed inside you
when you were but a whisper
to me

The song that was sung over you
by the One
that imagined you into being
and knows you by heart


Photo credit: Swirl Abstraction by Matt on Flickr

6 comments:

  1. Such lovely words of blessing.

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  2. Thank you, Colleen.

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  3. Marty,
    That was my hope and prayer...that they would hang in the air, following him always...

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  4. Beautiful, Holley. A blessing for the leaving. . . Is he literally leaving for a while? Or growing up and away? Or both?

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  5. Thank you, Diana. He is just away at camp but it is the longest we've ever been apart and it is huge, considering his struggles and the demons he faces. The crazy thing is this: it's just a week but I KNOW that when he returns, it will also be all about his growing up, as well.

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