Taking the Word to the World

By Melinda Poitras

birds

I asked You to make me strong
I forgot that You walk in perpetual paradox
I forgot that strength doesn’t need
You 
So strength is weakness
Weakness is strength
You knew what I meant
And you made me just “weak” enough to do the right thing
Thank You

I asked You to make me happy
I viewed happiness as some mysterious distant destination
Naturally assuming I would one day wake up and be there
Happiness forgets You
Happiness can stand alone
You knew what I meant
And you made me just miserable enough to experience true joy
Thank You

I asked You to be near to me
I wanted You to come here
Fill in the space around all I was holding
Emptiness is full
Wounds are counted faithful
And You knew what I meant
So you broke my heart just enough – to open it
Thank You

I am so impossibly in love with You that everything is pink
Because You do exactly what I ask – when You don’t

“The songbirds keep singing, like they know the score
And I love You, I love You, I love You – like never before.”

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