Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ours.

Like two birds intertwined
You at the center
Me at the circumference
Our line of sight being
The ever-guiding force
That binds us together…

Ours wasn’t that kind.

Ours wasn’t the kind
That leads to aisles
Or leads to babies
Or leads to
Seventy-year-old couple stories

Although I thought It was.
Although you wished it was.
Although we prayed it was.

Ours wasn’t the kind
That strengthens through the thick-and-thin
That smiles through the storm of distance
That threatens the tide of time.

Ours was the kind,
That lasts for a season.
The season that reveals the rust
Covering our innermost gold.
The season that preps for the
Purging hand of the blacksmith.

Ours was the kind that preps
For the benefactor
That was given the ten talents.

Ours was the kind that made us
Shake our hands in the sky and ask what
Was imperfect.

Ours was the kind that opened
Our eyes
Into
Knowing
That
We
Deserved
Not
What
We
Thought
We
Deserved
But
What
The
Maker
Wills
Instead.

So on that porchy Sunday afternoon,
That your son asks you about that love
That wasn’t given the grace to be…
Tell him ours wasn’t the kind to separate the chaff from the grain.
Tell him ours was the kind that sowed the seeds instead.
The kind that made you predict the weather wrong.
The kind that made you grow.

And on that cold and dry Sunday afternoon,
I’ll tell my daughter that the love now,
The love with her father,
Is the kind.
The kind one’d think
They’d never have
Because they were blinded
By the sights that we saw.
The love now,
Is what we’d thought we had.
The love now beat ours ten folds down.

Because the love now
Was what the blacksmith designed from the beginning of time.


8 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Mwajim...this is beautiful! Wow u have skills oooo

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  2. Lovely poem. (In)courage brought me here to meet you. God bless you!

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  3. i honestly don't know what to write but i was/am blown away... i read it like 3 times ...class... pure class

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  4. @Blessing, @Myne, @Lani - Thanks :D
    @Tinuviel: Welcome and thanks :D

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  5. Wow. I'm actually speechless.

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  6. 'The love now,
    Is what we’d thought we had'....that was deep*
    Very well written,well done.

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