A Perfecting Time

My hair is long
My nails unkempt
My clothes askew
My face unwashed
Thus unadorned
I go before my day.

This day, 
as the last
and the one before it
and the one 
before 
that.

How many more?
I cannot say
I have no say
Lord, how long?

Instead, 
You turn me to me
And I dare to look;
one me upon the other,
at the we that is only me.
And I am

I, 
the one you love,
have loved
still love.

Take me to then,
that then when 
it was just you and I
and I was perfect.

My hair askew
but you were all I knew.
My skin aglow
when you're all I know.
Naked and fresh
Unwashed and penniless.

That beginning time
when You were mine
and I was thine.

And everyday hence
that You proposed I go;
Including this day
when wilderness itself
greets me at my front door
and I step willingly into it.

I,
Worn plain
Yet Your love is the same.
Perfect
and perfecting still.





About wlebolt

Life comes at you fast. I like to catch it and toss it back. Or toss it up to see where it lands. I do my best thinking when I'm moving. And my best writing when I am tapping my foot to a beat no one else hears. Kinesthetic to the core.

Posted on April 7, 2020, in Christian, coronavirus, Lent, poetry, prayer and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Jimmye Warren

    Thank you! Wonderful!

    On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 7:10 AM The Kinesthetic Christian wrote:

    > wlebolt posted: ” My hair is long My nails unkempt My clothes askew My > face unwashed Thus unadorned I go before my day. This day, as the last and > the one before it and the one before that. How many more? I cannot say I > have no say Lord, how long? Instead, You turn” >

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