January 21, 2016

useless



i don't know if you know this, but
i am quite useless.
i wake up at half past seven,

stare at the wood panels above me.
and then try to pull myself from the covers
that i wrinkled past recall.
(you must know
that i sleep
like one who is
not very sleepy.)

and i remember the night before
where i stretched out my hands into
the light
from the waxing moon
at half past ten
when i should've been sleeping.

but i couldn't resist.
i can never resist.
and every time i try to fall asleep
that moon plays on my eyelids
and whispers my name.
(you must know
that i listen
when i hear
that voice.)
so one day, you are going to wake up
and realize that i am quite useless.
but we'll make pancakes
at half past seven.

and i think you're going to love me anyways.

xx

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8


32 comments:

  1. Now this...this is just far too amazing for mere words to describe. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Love. It. <3

    p.s. You are so not useless. You are simply incredible. :)

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    1. i love you, eve. you have always been such a gift to me. <3

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  2. Beautiful photography and writing <3

    Allie D.
    www.alliesblogdesigns.blogspot.com
    www.friendlovesatalltimes.blogspot.com
    www.sincerelyallied.blogspot.com
    www.spreadingmyjoy.blogspot.com

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  3. i love this. <3

    you aren't useless. {i think i am though..}

    xo
    emily

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    1. i love you. <3
      and you aren't. not even a bit. xx

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  4. My jaw did drop. O.O Man, I love this. And that first picture...beeyootiful.

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    1. dooode. <3 ALSO YES. it was hilarious to see me out there, squatted in the snow, yelling at drops of water.

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  5. i think i'm going to love you, adelaide. romans 5:8+your amazing out-of-this-world photography+your magical way with words=this post is blowing my mind. <3

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  6. well I think you have love o splatter onto people like paint
    in which case you are quite useful. i love you like a sister

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    1. i think that you just killed me
      so thank you for that. i love you too.
      forever.

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  7. useless definition: Jordy

    See, you aren't useless.

    This writing piece is lovely. It reminds me so much of The Book Thief.

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  8. you better know that when that day comes, somehow i'll know it and i'll show up at your house and join you for breakfast.

    and the earth shall look at us with weary eyes and say, "you're useless."

    but we won't hear it over the golden laughter and sticky hands and dumb jokes. because maybe what the earth calls useless, the King calls precious.

    *subtlety calls you precious*

    love you, greenbean.

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    1. i know that better than i know my own name which is not very well because i sometimes forget it but i'll know it someday. <3

      you're my girl.

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  9. wHY do you just know what to say and how to say it i'm just WoWOW

    *crawls back into little corner to replay this over for the whole night*

    i hope you make good pancakes because i'm claiming some <3 ily xx

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    1. OWWWWWWWWW.
      come by dude. i slay at pancakes. <3

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  10. oh, wow, your writing is stunning.
    and, you are most definitely, not useless. useless people aren't able to completely wow someone with one poem.
    also, your photography skills are amazing. i love that first photograph.

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  11. okay every-time I see your pictures i'm like HOW DOES SHE DO THATTTT.
    And girl I feel you, I feel useless too...buttttt, God's got us all here for a reason right. I so love how you put that verse on the bottom <3 the gospel and the thing we should be filling our minds with EVERY.SINGLE.DAY
    he loved us in the most amazing way possible. amazzzinggg
    xx

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    1. YEAH GIRL.
      God is so good. <3 thank you for always reminding me.

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  12. My gosh, this is my favorite of yours so far. <3

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  13. OH YEAH.
    haha, so much good in this post <3

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  14. Your writing is once again flawless.

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  15. I love the simplicity and depth of this. You write magic.

    ps: that verse ♥

    -T. x

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be kind.

xx