Sunday, July 3, 2011

Poetry: "Grace"

It's My Life...

I am where I need to be. For that I'm grateful. I lean into grace. I let love expand my heart. I realize human misgivings and rage against the madness. I am free.

No one can own my body. No one can own my mind. No one can take away my spirit.
For that I'm grateful. I lean into grace.

I'm a complicated person with many labels. I don't carry that burden. I don't lay claim to them. I speak my truth from my sacred place. Sacred cause I know it. Sacred cause it is.
For that I'm grateful. I lean into grace.

I've lived lives for many people. I've dreamed my own dreams. I've allowed others to define me. I've kept mine silent.
For that I'm grateful. I lean into grace.

Each day I step out into the sun and I bask in my own glory. Each day I step out into the rain and I bask in my own glory. Each day I step out and be myself and I bask in my own glory.
For that I'm grateful. I lean into grace.

I've been beaten. I've been denied. I've been raped. I've been subjugated.
For that I'm grateful. I lean into grace.

Complicated notions of life are what I've come to know. Love=Hate, Hate=Love, Courage, Kindness, Capacity, Dignity, Grace, Love, Faith, Belief – Words that I embody.
For that I'm grateful. I lean into grace.

Without grace, I wouldn't know God. The God who cradles me when humans hurt. The God who whispers understanding when humans hurt me. The God who yells at me to believe in myself when humans hurt me. The God who believes in me when humans hurt me.

I am where I need to be. For that I'm grateful. I lean into grace. I let love expand my heart. I realize human misgivings and rage against the madness. I am free.

7/3/2011

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