Archive for May, 2016

My Father

Posted: May 7, 2016 in Life Stories, Poems

Is it fair for you to stare at me?

When somewhere in my mind I fear

That you are not clear as to who I am

And frankly, you do not care.

I do not swear, but I am almost certain

There are things you would change about me

You would tell me what to wear, if you could.

But as I sit here in this chair and type

I breathe a breath of fresh air

I pause

As you glare over at me

Wondering if you could spare me the look of disgust

I dare you to take a moment

Let me share, with you, a little about me

My Father and I; a pair like no other

Very rare I see His plans for my life

Many times I falter and He takes be back to square one

To start again with a clean slate

It is not just me, but they’re others

So here is my prayer that you will see

My Father will bear all for you

As He already has for me.

 

 

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Stop!

Take a look at me.

What do you see?

You can see my clothing; t-shirt and shorts

You can see my skin colour; black

You can see my gender; male

You can see my hair and eyes; dark brown

But what about the things you can’t see?

Can you see all the mistakes I’ve made?

Can you see the people I’ve hurt?

Can you see the places I’ve been?

Can you see the places I’ve worked?

Some things are not so obvious

Some things I will have to share

Some things will always be hidden

Even if I were standing here bare.

But, back to what you can see though

Can you see that I am happy?

Can you see I am sorry?

Can you see that I have forgiven?

Can you seen that I have grown?

Can you see that I’ve sinned?

Can you see I’ve fallen short?

Can you see I have been trying?

It has been challenging from the start.

I am all these things you see and more;

I am a child of God.

I am a son of a Great King.

So,

I am a lot of things

Both good and bad

So next time you see my face

Remember I’m only a sinner

Showered in mercy and saved by Grace.