February 13, 2016

live



i sit in the sun at the crossroads and weep.
all of those beautiful days.
one after another.
jewels to put into my crown.

of all the secret desires in my heart
why must You take this one? 

the grass is growing in the front lawn.
these dark winter days.
one after another.
shadows in my soul.

my memories. so preciously collected and hoarded.
but they're only stones now.
the life has gone out of them.
forbidden fire became forbidden when i
ruined it.

You have come to take.
i know it.

but when i wearily come to terms,
i stretch out my string of days
bloody hands open
and You whisper the word that raised the dead and broke the stones.

(LIVE)

so You did not take at all.
things fell.

and the stones look so beautiful there among the wildflowers.
xx

21 comments:

  1. Adelaide, your writing is so incredibly beautiful.

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous <3 I especially love the lines "jewels to put into my crown" and "forbidden fire became forbidden when i ruined it."

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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  3. AHH PEOPLE KEEP POSTING SO MANY GREAT THINGS AND ITS TOO MUCH FOR MY LITTLE HEART TO TAKE AHH <3 this like blew me away how. how.

    "i sit in the sun at the crossroads and weep. all of those beautiful days. one after another. jewels to put into my crown." P E R F E C T I O N



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    1. NOOORRRRRR. sometimes i just want to scream your name because 1 it's the best name ever and 2 you're the best ever. x

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  4. I don't know what the is about, but I can relate to it so well in my life right now

    Allie D.
    www.sincerelyallied.blogspot.com

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  5. eeeeek. wowwoah. the meaning of this poem keeps getting deeper and deeper the more I read it, it's heartwrenching-ly peaceful.

    girl, rt jordon: I'm so speechless right now<3

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    1. *dies laughing* thanks, love. <3 means the world.

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  6. Your writing is so. so. beautiful. Inspires me every time I visit your blog!

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  7. That last line really gets me. And the last picture too, the tip of tree, sliver of moon and slight draping of cloud. They both work so well, all the feels.

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be kind.

xx