I am behind on the assignment I gave to myself, but I wanted to make sure I stuck with it. The past two weeks were busy, but also filled with very encouraging news. I will share the news in a couple of weeks.
The assignment I gave to myself involved me writing poetry for the first week. I only wrote one poem, but I wanted to do at least two to make this legit. Here it goes.
I have seen men try their hardest
and still fail in the end.
I have felt the warmth of a mother
only to have it stolen.
I have felt pain from that same mother’s hand
because of drugs that took her soul.
I’ve heard words that bite at flesh and bone,
never knowing what they stole.
I’ve seen pain and hurt and sorrow too,
all lurking to kill and steal.
I’ve also seen God’s grace abound
as death nipped at my heels.
Through all of this I found God,
waiting for my attention.
He cleansed my heart and healed my wounds
and showed me true affection.
It’s not the best poem I’ve written, but I’m pleased with it. I’ve remembered that through poetry I used to make myself vulnerable. As time has passed, I made myself less and less vulnerable. This has also been accompanied with a lack of understanding towards myself. While writing just two poems (about my feelings or thoughts) I was reminded of what it means to make myself vulnerable, and how to understand a piece of myself. I may not continue to write poetry on a daily basis, but I will revisit it more often.
I’m going to move on to photography next. We are going to Table Rock State Park this weekend for my birthday so that should make for some good pictures. ❤
The photography entries will probably have more pictures rather than words, but I feel like that’s a given.
Maymester is over, and I am now in the midst of Summer I which includes my computer class (required) and Social Psychology. They are going well, but I am a bit frustrated with Charleston Southern for requiring a computer class with a curriculum that a 4th grader could probably pass. Nevertheless, I push forward.
Until next time,