Right into Real

Scars and stripes,
Wounds we didn’t want
And wouldn’t choose,

Emotional, physical
Spiritual, deep

Pieces and bits,
Marred and broken,

Stones
Lifted, hefted, carried,
Lifted, hefted, carried

A scratch,
A broken fingernail,
Abraded bruise,

Skin split, flesh torn,
Joy oozing out from under bandages

Heart rent
Soul unstuffed

Till we’re shabby and worn,
Fur rubbed clean
Eye missing
Chin patched
Pink faded to gray

Fluff gone
Shiny scratched
Bright and new

Dulled and old
And lived and

Loved
Right into real

Not patched or stitched
Or cobbled or glued,

But altogether
NEW
A vessel fit for the King…

Each stone
Lifted, hefted, carried,
Lifted, hefted, carried,

Placed

On an altar of praise.

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15 thoughts on “Right into Real

  1. Very nicely done. All those pains and bruises healed, made whole in Love and true understanding. The way this progresses to the altar, fit ending bringing to fruition your prayet.

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