Bleeding into Light

You’re broken
and you’re beautiful
because you

Breathe Jesus

Soul deep,
risking all,
holding nothing back,

Refusing to be bound by convention –
brushed on,
touched up,
colored over,
trimmed away,
lit right

empty

Because beauty isn’t
artificial

Its shattered days
sifted and soldered into
effusion of hues

Months scooped from ash
sketched across fresh canvas

Scraps of time
salvaged and stitched
to wrap you warm

Colored bits of childhood
melted and dipped to
bear flame, heat

pliable

Beauty is scarred hands
weaving, grafting
hewing, sifting
molding, sewing
piecing, piercing
turning, spinning,
gracing…

bleeding
brokenness into light

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8 responses to “Bleeding into Light

  1. Sharon O

    wonderful words creating pictures of depth … beautifully writtten.

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  2. Beauty is scarred hands
    weaving, grafting
    hewing, sifting
    molding, sewing
    piecing, piercing
    turning, spinning,
    gracing…

    bleeding
    brokenness into light

    This particularly touched me. I see my father’s hands, my mother, my grandmother, I see Jesus, all who have nutured and loved me. Beautiful.

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  3. Many wonderful lines here, and very palpable feelings and emotions.

    In short it’s good. So good.

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  4. beauty is scarred hands…love that…we have such a flawed sense of what beauty really is…

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  5. Beautiful… love the “Months scooped from ash”…

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  6. I love the entire poem … but the kicker was the italicized words for emphasis … awesome!

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  7. “You’re broken
    and you’re beautiful
    because you

    Breathe Jesus”

    I had to go back to this.

    You’re broken…because you breathe Jesus.
    And you’re beautiful because you breathe Jesus.

    Intertwined. Inseparable.

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