Sunday, July 23, 2017

poem ~ profile view

Why do you hold back
and only show us part of you,
When what we really want to see 
is the full view not just the profile of you?

Why do you just give us a glimpse
of the side of your face,
As if you have something to hide
or don't want us to see the look in your heart that resides?

Why do you hide your eyes from view
afraid to tell the story in you,
Do you think you can keep this undercover
believing we won’t ever be able to discover?

Why do you hide your pain away
when your energy reads it very plain,
Your audience wants to know the truth
why you keep this shadow so close to home in you?

Why do you keep this part of you a secret
when all the rest of you has been written and shared to view,
What will it take for you to feel safe
and be vulnerable with all of us with what is at stake?

Why won’t you let us love you for you
as you teach us to think about ourselves too,
What will it take for you to see 
that we really do love every part of thee?

© Misty W Gilbert
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poem ~ If God Said

If God was in the beginning 
and is in the end,
Is it possible to ever be without God? 

If God said
He made all living things,
Is it possible that He had a purpose when He made Satan too?

If God said 
you will know good and evil,
Is it possible that knowing good and evil was God's plan as a tool of enlightenment now that He has given you with a choice?

If God said
you were made in His likeness,
Is it possible for you to be wrong when God crafted all of you?

If God said 
the truth will make you free, 
Is it possible you don't have the truth if you feel unfree?

If God said
I came that you might have life, 
Is it possible to give up the fight to find life and realize you already have it?

If God said
your faith has made you whole,
Is it possible it's not a prayer or baptism or asking forgiveness or confession of sins that makes you whole? 

If God said
all things work together for your good,
Is it possible nothing that happens is bad because it all has a useful purpose?

If God said
He has given each of us gifts,
Is it possible that you aren't using the gifts God has given you?

If God said
you can do all things,
Is it possible this means He had given you the same power to be an overcomer? 

If God said 
faith is the substance of things,
Is it possible that your life won't be what you want without faith?

If God said 
seek me and you will find me,
Is it possible this seeking God isn't to do so in The Bible or Church but that He is in everything and everywhere and that this is how He wants us seeking Him? 

If God said
there is no condemnation, 
Is it possible that we've got the wrong perspective in how we view ourselves and others? 

© Misty W Gilbert 
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